PA policeman 370.
(photo credit: REUTERS)
A 62-year-old Palestinian man from Nablus died of a heart attack on Saturday
shortly after Palestinian Authority security forces arrested his
Sa'di al-Sakhel suffered a massive heart attack after Preventive
Security Force agents arrested his son Musab.
The son was released
immediately after the father was pronounced dead at the Al-Arabi Hospital in
Musab was suspected of membership in Hamas, a PA security source
Another son, Nael, was released last year from Israeli prison in
the Gilad Schalit prisoner swap and deported to the Gaza Strip.
of Sakhlel triggered violent protests in Nablus, where scores of angry
demonstrators clashed with PA policemen and tried to storm a police
In a related development, Palestinians in the West Bank launched
a campaign to resist PA security forces’ security clampdown against
Entitled “I Don’t Care,” the campaign is aimed at foiling
summons for interrogation issued by various branches of the PA security forces,
especially against supporters of Hamas and Islamic Jihad.
campaign waged two years ago was titled “I’m Not Going [for
The latest effort came in response to an increased PA
crackdown on Hamas and Islamic Jihad supporters in the West
According to the organizers, the PA security forces have arrested
or summoned for interrogation more than 120 Palestinians since the beginning of
On Saturday, PA security forces arrested five Palestinian men
in the West Bank on suspicion of being affiliated with Hamas. Many of the men
who were arrested by the PA in recent months had been released from Israeli