- Published on Sunday, 15 July 2012 01:07
On Saturday, 14th July, Israeli police spokeswoman for the Arab media, Loba Samri, said that the Israeli police is still detaining five international, anti-settlement female activists who were arrested during a demonstration on Friday, 13th July.
Samri told Agence France-Presse (AFP) that "the five European activists who were arrested in a demonstration in Nabi Saleh village in the West Bank are still in detention."
"The five women were accused of causing so much chaos in the public system during the demonstration in the village of Nabi Saleh, near Ramallah," Samri continued, "The Jerusalem Magistrate's Court is supposed to hold a hearing session Saturday night to discuss possibility to deport them to their original Countries; Sweden, Italy and Britain."
"The border guard also arrested four other activists including the Israeli activist, Jonathan Pollack," Said Samri, "But they were released shortly after being interrogated."
Yet, she denied the arrest of the New York Times reporter Ben Ehrenreich.
Spokeswomen for the Popular Struggle Coordination Committee assured on Friday that soldiers from the Israeli border guard arrested 12 people including the American reporter.
Every Friday, Nabi Saleh village witnesses continuous demonstrations in protest against the confiscation of large areas of the villages' lands for the benefit of Halamish settlement. Dozens of international and Israeli peace activists participate with Palestinians in these demonstrations.