Photo: Ma'an News Agency
Israeli forces detain Palestinian businessman from Gaza at Erez crossing. (Photo: Ma’an)

Gaza, 21 Rabi‘ul Akhir 1436/11 February 2015 (MINA) – Israeli forces on Tuesday detained a Palestinian businessman from Gaza en route to the West Bank while he was passing through Erez crossing, a prisoners’ rights group said.

The organization “Hossam” said in a statement that Hussam Nouredin was detained at Erez crossing, becoming the seventh Palestinian businessman to be arrested at the crossing since the beginning of the year.

It named the other six businessmen as Abd al-Hakim Shubair, Hassan al-Sharaafi, Akram Yaseen, Khaled Lebed, Riyadh al-Mashharawi, and Muhammad Lebed, Ma’an News Agency quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.

The statement said that the arrests involved heavy Israeli interrogation and several hours or even days of detention before soldiers either allowed the businessmen to enter Israel en route to the West Bank or sent them back to Gaza. (T/P010/P3)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)