Palestinian man arrested for naming his baby after Abbas rival Dahlan

Dahlan was expelled from Fatah several years ago after falling out with PA President.

By
August 5, 2015 18:40
1 minute read.
Palestinians hold posters of Mohammed Dahlan during a Gaza rally, December 18, 2014

Palestinians hold posters of Mohammed Dahlan during a Gaza rally, December 18, 2014. (photo credit: REUTERS)

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

Palestinian Authority security forces on Tuesday arrested a Ramallah man who named his newborn baby after ousted Fatah leader Mohamed Dahlan.

The family of Hani Abu Sloum said he was arrested by officers belonging to the PA’s Military Intelligence as he was on his way back from the Ministry of Interior, where he sought to name the baby after Dahlan.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.


Dahlan, who is based in the United Arab Emirates, was expelled from Fatah several years ago after falling out with PA President Mahmoud Abbas and his two sons. Abbas has accused Dahlan of financial corruption and murder.

Abu Sloum’s family told the Palestinian Amad news agency that when he went to the Ministry of Interior earlier this week to register the name of his son as Mohamed Dahlan, the clerk told him to return the following day.

As the father was on his way home, he was intelligence officers stopped him and took him into custody after beating him and tearing his clothes, the family said.

Abu Sloum was recently released from a PA prison after spending five months in detention without trial or charges. He previously worked in the Ramallah-based office of Fatah legislators from the Gaza Strip. Some of these legislators are known as supporters of Dahlan. 

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

November 21, 2018
Report finds antisemitism remains in Saudi textbooks

By MICHAEL WILNER