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Israeli forces raid cultural center near Ramallah


RAMALLAH, Monday, October 07, 2019 (WAFA) – Israeli forces today morning raided a cultural center in the village of Saffa, to the northwest of the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah, sources said.

Mohammad Karaja, a cultural activist, confirmed that Israeli forces broke into the Handala Center, which focuses on arts, athletics and education, and seized some of its contents and files.

He added that this was the third time the center was raided by Israeli military forces during the last two years, noting that 12 of its members were detained as well.

Among the members is co-founder of the Handala Center Ayman Nasser, who has served as the legal coordinator of the Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association since 2008.

According to Addameer, Nasser, a fifty-year old father of four children, was detained during a military raid in his hometown of Saffa on September 9, 2018

K.T./ K.F.

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