Israel 'detains Youth Against Settlements coordinator'
Published Friday 15/06/2012 (updated) 20/06/2012 09:37
Palestinians protest the ongoing closure of Shuhada street in Hebron.
(MaanImages/Mamoun Wazwaz, File)
HEBRON (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces on Thursday detained the coordinator of Youth Against Settlements at the Allenby Bridge border crossing, a spokesman for the group said.
Issa Amro was heading to Italy for a workshop on popular peaceful resistance at the invitation of European Parliament member Luisa Morgantini, Tamer al-Atrash told Ma'an.
Amro was also due to speak at the Italian parliament about Youth Against Settlement's work in Hebron trying to reopen Shuhada street, al-Atrash said.
Shuhada Street, a main road in Hebron's once-bustling center, has been closed to Palestinians since an Israeli settler shot dead 29 Palestinians worshiping in Ibrahimi mosque in 1994.
Al-Atrash urged the Red Cross and rights groups to intervene on Amro's behalf.