PA hands over man suspected of jailing daughter

Arab Israeli suspected of locking up daughter for 9 years.

January 22, 2012 20:16
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Palestinian Authority police handed over an Israeli Arab citizen to Israel Police custody on Sunday after arresting on his suspicion of locking up his daughter in a bathroom for nine years.

PA police arrived at the man's West Bank home in Kalkiliya on Saturday, according Palestinian media, after receiving a tip off.

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The officers reportedly heard the man's daughter, aged 20, crying, and ordered the suspect to open the door to the bathroom. The discovered the young woman next to a mattress and a blanket.

The father later reportedly confessed to the fact that his daughter had "not seen the sun" in nine years, since she was 11-years-old.

Judea and Samaria Police are set to question the man.

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