The International Solidarity Movement (ISM) told IMEMC that the three Americans who were kidnapped and later released in Nablus on Wednesday were not members of their organisation.The International Solidarity Movement (ISM) told IMEMC that the three Americans who were kidnapped and later released in Nablus on Wednesday were not members of their organisation.
The ISM media office said that the movement does not have members active in Nablus region at the moment.
Three Abducted American ISM Members Released in Nablus
Tue, 20 Feb 2007 21:15
Palestinian sources in the West Bank city of Nablus announced Tuesday that three peace activists from the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) have been released Tuesday shortly after being abducted by unknown gunmen in the city.
Governor of Nablus, Kamal Elshaikh, confirmed that three American women, members of the ISM, were released shortly after having been kidnapped.
Media reports said the three activists had been taking pictures on the outskirts of Balata refugee camp in the city, when they were kidnapped. The women used to take part in protests against the illegal wall.
The sources believed that the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) was behind the abduction, yet the PFLP officially denied any responsibility.
In statements, both the PFLP and Fatah fully denied any responsibility for the incident. They made it clear that such actions distort the Palestinian people’s image in the West Bank, where Palestinians and internationals are struggling together for the removal of the illegal Wall.
Abductions of foreigners, including press people, has been omnipresent in the Gaza Strip over the past several months. However, all the abductions have been personally motivated and were unrelated to Palestinian resistance factions.