Israel Admits Kidnapped Palestinian in JailMarch 21, 2011 - 7:25 AM | by: Yonat Friling
Israel admitted for the first time that it is holding a Palestinian Engineer in prison. Dirar Abu Sisi, 42, the head of the Palestinian Power plant in Gaza, went missing in Ukraine on February 18th 2011.
The official announcement came Sunday, after an Israeli court decided to partially lift a gag order imposed on the case.
Fox News has learned that Abu Sisi was in the Ukraine applying for citizenship when he went missing. After submitting all the paperwork, he was told by Ukrainian authorities to report to a government agency in Kharkiv, which was processing his case. After he turned up, government workers briefly seized his passport, and then gave it back to him, saying it was a routine check. Later that day, he boarded the night train to Kiev, where he was supposed to meet his brother. He never showed up. His wife, Veronica, Blames the Mossad, the Israeli spy agency for his kidnapping.
According to Human rights group “Hamoked”, Abu Sisi, was imprisoned on February 19th, and he is now being held in Shikma Prison In the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon. According to his lawyer, Smadar Ben Natan, Abu Sisi is still being held for questioning by the Shin Bet, the Israeli Domestic Secret Intelligence Service (equivalent to the FBI) , and was yet to be charged.
Israeli press has reported that he is a senior Hamas Operative. Ghazi Abu Sisi, cousin and a brother in law Talking to Fox News from Gaza denied he had any connections with the Palestinian Militant group.
“Who is ruling Gaza the Spanish or people from Indonesia?! “. Ghazi said. ” Yes, he has a relation with Hamas government as the chief of Gaza power plant.”
Ibrahim Hazboun contributed to this report