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Israeli forces detain Jerusalem lawyer
Published Friday 07/03/2014 (updated) 08/03/2014 13:12
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JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained a Palestinian lawyer from Jerusalem while he was visiting an Israeli prison on Thursday.

The head of the committee of Jerusalem prisoners' families Amjad Abu Asab said that Israeli forces detained Amjad al-Safadi as he was visiting Hadarim prison on Thursday.

He added that Israeli forces also raided Amjad al-Safadi's house on Thursday evening and confiscated a computer and several documents.

An Israeli prison spokeswoman did not immediately return calls seeking comment.

Abu Asab also said that the detention of Shireen and Shadi Issawi, two activists who were detained in raids in East Jerusalem on Thursday, had been extended for another 24 hours.

Shireen, who is a prominent lawyer, and Shadi are siblings of former prisoner Samer Issawi.

Issawi was released from Israeli jail in December as part of an agreement in which he ended a 266-day hunger strike, during which time he became an international cause célèbre who focused attention on the plight of the thousands of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons.

Issawi's hunger strike was one of the longest in history, and brought him close to death.
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