The occupation detains 50 Palestinian workers in Tel Aviv for several hours
June 22, 2015

The occupation forces and its intelligence detained on Sunday (21/6/2015) 50 Palestinian workers for several hours in Tel Aviv police center. Ashraf Abbasi-a worker- explained to Wadi Hilweh Information Center that the occupation Special Forces and Israeli Intelligence suddenly raided on Sunday morning one construction site in the area of “Hertzilya” in Tell Aviv and detained all the workers in the area and checked their personal IDs and also prevented them from talking to each other; Abbasi pointed out that the forces attacked him while he was in the car with his supervisor and detained them both. Abbasi added that the occupation forces detained all the workers (6 from Jerusalem, 3 from Bethlehem and the rest from the 1948 lands) and detained them inside the construction site from 7:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. During the detention, the forces made the workers turn off their cell phones and then they brought a bus and transferred all detainees to Tel Aviv police center. Abbasi added that they were all interrogated individually and the interrogation was focused on the name of Israeli contractors. The workers were released without any conditions at 5:00 p.m. but were not taken back to their working site and were left without any means of transportation. Abbasi explained that the Israeli forces also detained 5 Israeli workers but immediately released them without any interrogation. The workers said: “What happened with us shows the racism of the occupation and its barbaric way of raiding our workplace and detaining the workers for long hours for no reason.”