On March 22nd, the Israeli Shabak arrested 18 year-old Ahmad Khaled Ghanem, a native of Nazareth. Because his arrest is under gag order inside Israel, it’s likely he is suspected of some sort of security offense. HaMoked has helped me locate him in Kishon Prison near Haifa. I am trying to discover whether he has an attorney and also to contact his family to see if there are other ways to assist them in his defense.
He graduated from Galilea Experimental High School in Nazareth last year. Ghanem will celebrate his 19th birthday in a Shabak dungeon on April 12th. This was also Gilad Shalit’s age when he was captured. May win their freedom.
If any Israeli human rights NGOs or activists can offer any further information about him, please contact me.