Ali Waked | YNet News
22 July 2009
Palestinian sources reported Wednesday that a resident of the West Bank village of Naalin was arrested upon returning from Geneva, where he testified before a UN committee charged with investigating the IDF offensive in Gaza earlier this year.
Mohammad Srur, who was injured during a protest in Naalin in which two other Palestinian residents of the village were killed, testified before the Goldstone committee along with Jonathan Pollack of the Activists Against the Wall organization.
Upon returning from Switzerland two days ago, Srur was arrested by Israeli security officials at the Allenby Bridge crossing and is currently being held at the Ofer Prison.
His brother Moussa told Ynet that Mohammad had first contacted his family on Wednesday, and that he had not been questioned since his arrest.
The family says the arrest is an attempt to hurt Srur because of his testimony before the UN committee. His brother rejected the notion that the arrest was a result of any transgression on his brother’s part, and said the latter had received permission to embark on the excursion.
Security sources claim Srur was detained for questioning on suspicion that he was involved in terror activity and that his visit to Geneva had no bearing on the arrest.