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Israeli forces detain Gazan on his way to receive medical treatment in Jordan

Oct. 26, 2017 6:28 P.M. (Updated: Oct. 26, 2017 6:51 P.M.)
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained an ill Palestinian while passing through the Erez crossing from the northern Gaza Strip into Israel late Wednesday night, while on his way to Jordan for medical treatment.

Palestinian legal sources told Ma’an that Israeli forces detained Abd al-Rahman Abu Lihyeh, 27, from the southern Gaza Strip town of al-Qarara while on his way to the Jordanian capital of Amman to received medical treatment.

Abd al-Rahman’s father was escorting him through the checkpoint but was sent back.

It remained unclear why he was detained.

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