Family of the two Palestinian prisoners, Azzam Abu Adas, and Bilal Hafnawi from Balata refugee camp near the West Bank city of Nablus denied on Wednesday, allegations of linkage of their sons to Al-Qaida organization.
Abdul Rahman Hafnawi, brother of one of the prisoners, said his brother completely dismisses the charges when he visited him on Tuesday in jail.

He added that Bilal went to for treatment after being shot by the Israeli army.  On his way back from , he was arrested by the Israeli security.

Meanwhile, Fawzi Abu Adas, father of the other prisoner said his son has no relation with Al-Qaida stressing that his son denied all allegations during investigation.

Abu Adas was also arrested after he came back from where he was studying.

Two West Bank residents charged with membership in Al Qaida
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Two Palestinian men from the West Bank city of Nablus were charged with membership to Al-Qaida at an Israeli court on Tuesday, Iraeli online daily, Haaretz, reported.

The two 20-year-old residents, Azzam Abu Al Adas, and Bilal Hanafawi, were charged at the Israeli Samaria Military Court with planning attacks in Israel and for being members in Al-Qaida.

Israeli security claims Al Adas was recruited into Al-Qaida while studying in Jordan, while Hanafawi joined him on his last journey to Jordan.

Israeli security claimed about two months ago that Palestinian residents from the West Bank cities of Nablus and Jenin had contacted groups affiliated with the Al-Qaida network and received financial support from them for their alleged operations.  

The meeting, according to the Israeli security services, took place in Jordan; through secret e-mails, the two residents allegedly opened a bank account to receive 3,000 Jordanian dinars (nearly $4,240) from Al Qaida to carry out an attack in Jerusalem.    

Haaretz added that the two residents were arrested at the Allenby Bridge border crossing in December 2005 upon their return from Jordan.  

Haaretz also stated that the two were planning an attack in the French Hill in Jerusalem; the attack was to involve a suicide bomber and a car bomb.

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