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Veronica Abu-Sisi Photo: AFP
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Veronica Abu Sisi: I'll sue Israel, Ukraine

In interview with Ukraine's Kommersant newspaper, Gaza engineer's wife claims evidence against her husband was 'fabricated' to justify his kidnapping, arrest

Stav Spivak
Published: 04.05.11, 19:50 / Israel News

Veronica Abu-Sisi, wife of Gaza engineer Dirar Abu-Sisi, who was kidnapped in Kiev and brought to Tel Aviv where he is being indicted, is threatening to sue the Ukraine and Israel in the European Court for Human Rights in Strasbourg.

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In an interview published Tuesday in the Ukraine's Kommersant newspaper, Abu Sisi claims that evidence against her husband was "fabricated" in order to justify his kidnapping and illegal arrest.

 

The indictment filed against Abu-Sisi on Monday states that the engineer helped Hamas develop longer-ranging Qassam rockets over the past nine years. Moreover, he allegedly developed the rockets' ability to penetrate steel so that they would be able to penetrate IDF armored vehicles.

 

Abu Sisi was charged with nine counts of terror and hundreds of counts of murder, attempted murder, conspiracy to commit a crime and weapons manufacturing.


Dirar Abu-Sisi in court (Photo: Yaron Brener) 

 

"We will sue Israel and the Ukraine in the European Court for Human Rights and prove that all the charges against Dirar are baseless. Israel is using aggressive politics against the Palestinians and kidnapping Palestinian citizens on foreign soil. All the charges against my husband were fabricated by Israel in order to justify his kidnapping and illegal arrest," she said in the interview.

 

Spared no detail

Abu Sisi alleges that the indictment stated that her husband studied at the military academy while he actually studied mechanical engineering in the Ukraine.

 

Ynet's security affairs analyst Ron Ben-Yishai explained that Abu Sisi cooperated with his Israeli investigators sparing no detail in a way that verified the credibility of his statements and allowed them to understand not only the depth of his involvement with Hamas but also the methods used by

Hamas' military branch.

 

According to the indictment, Abu Sisi wasn't a regular technical assistant supporting the production of rockets, mortar shells and weapons, but a man who through his own free will climbed through the high echelons of Hamas' terror branch and even established the organization's military academy.

 

 

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