Dirar Abu Sisi
Photo: AP

Kiev says not involved in Gazan's arrest

Security service says Ukraine unaware how Palestinian engineer ended up in Israeli jail

Ukrainian law enforcers say they were not involved in last month's arrest of a Palestinian engineer and his transportation to an Israeli prison.


National Security Service spokeswoman Marina Ostapenko said Wednesday the agency is unaware how Dirar Abu Sisi, a top engineer at Gaza's power plant, disappeared from Ukraine and ended up in custody in Israel.


Abu Sisi, who is married to a Ukrainian, boarded a train in eastern Ukraine Feb. 18 and surfaced in detention in Israel a day later, according to his family and a rights group.


Israeli authorities have said little about the case because of a gag order, only confirming that he is being held in custody.


Ukraine's Foreign Ministry said it plans to summon the Israeli ambassador to Ukraine to inquire about the case.



פרסום ראשון: 03.23.11, 13:50
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