Al Qaisi case moves from the Italian embassy in Tel Aviv: “Maximum attention should be paid to the matter, it is in good condition”

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Italian embassy in Tel Aviv are watching with “great attention” the story of the return arrest of the young Italian-Palestinian researcher, who was arrested by Israeli police at the Allenby border crossing between the West Bank and Jordan on 31 August. On vacation in Bethlehem with his wife and 4-year-old son.

The young man’s name is Khaled Al Qaisi, he was visited by embassy staff yesterday, 7 September. According to the information ANSA obtained from diplomatic sources, it seems that the person is “in custody awaiting trial” and is in good health. Also, according to diplomatic sources, embassy staff continue to “provide maximum assistance” and maintain relations with the child’s family.

Al Qaisi appeared before the judges of the Rishon Lezion court near Tel Aviv yesterday. At the end of the trial, the court would order another week of detention for him; therefore he had to stay in his cell until the next 14 September.

He is assisted by Ahmed Khalifa, an Israeli Arab lawyer contacted by the Manifesto, and said he could not disclose “any details of the ongoing trial at the orders of the judges”. However, during the hearing, it is seen that Al Qaisi was questioned at length about the reasons for his stay in the West Bank, and that some of the social media posts by the young researcher, translator and student were among the reasons for his arrest. Among the founders of the Palestine Documentation Center are eastern languages ​​and civilizations at the Sapienza University of Rome.

In short, the judicial path will have to be accompanied by the diplomatic path; For this reason, the mobilization regarding the incident in Italy is increasing with each passing hour.

A petition was published on, sponsored by the Voices in Silence association, which represents the Palestinian community in Palermo, and supplemented with other acronyms: “Young Italian citizen Palestinian Khaled Al Qaisi is most deeply concerned about what has happened over the past few days. For his safety and health. We do not hide our fear of his situation without rhetoric. Therefore, we demand the immediate release of his compatriot in strict accordance with international law”.

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Source: Today IT