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Friday, March 11, 2011

UN believes Israeli agents abducted Palestinian in Ukraine

IMEMC - The United Nations believes that a Palestinian Engineer, who lived in Gaza and worked as a senior engineer at the Gaza Power Plant, and went missing in Ukraine more than three weeks ago, is being held at an Israeli detention facility, American NPR reported.

The Engineer, Dirar Abu Sisi, 42 years old, went missing on Feb 19 after he boarded a train in Kharkiv heading to the capital, Kiev. Spokesperson of the Interior Ministry in Ukraine, Viktoria Kushnir, said Abu Sisi was living in Ukraine where he applied for citizenship.

The Authorities in Ukraine opened an investigation into the incident, but no have been no reports of progress.

Abu Sisi reportedly boarded the train from Kharkov city, east of Ukraine, and was heading to Kiev (480 kilometers away) to meet his brother who flew from Holland to visit him. The two have not seen each other for 15 years.

Fathi Hammad, Interior Minister of the Hamas-led government in Gaza, sent a letter to his Ukrainian counterpart, Anatoly Mogilev, demanding that he act immediately in order to reveal the circumstances that led to the abduction of Abu Sisi, and to ensure his release.

NPR reported that spokesperson for the United Nations High Commissioner, Maskim Butkevych, stated that Abu Susi is held by the State of Israel, and that he was transported there shortly after his abduction.

The UN believes that Abu Sisi was likely abducted by Israeli agents with the help of Ukrainian associates....
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