Israel detains Jordanian-Canadian for alleged Hamas links

A businessman with Canadian citizenship has been detained by the Israeli government for two weeks and reportedly forbidden from speaking to his lawyer.

Shin Bet, the Israeli security service, arrested Ibrahim Siyam when he tried to travel to the West Bank for a conference on economic development of the Palestinian territories, according to the Israeli newspaper Haaretz.

Mr. Siyam, 58, holds Jordanian and Canadian citizenship and divides his time between the two countries. His auto-parts business, based in Jordan, manufactures mostly car radiators for international distribution, according to its website. It includes a testimonial from a fellow auto-parts businessman in Markham, Ont.

A millionaire, Mr. Siyam owns other companies in China, Qatar and Croatia and was invited to the development conference by Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas, Haaretz said.

  • cmh

    too bad they didn’t go a step further and quietly do away with him because now the Canadian government will have to spend many thousands of tax dollars to try and ‘bring him home’.

    • DD_Austin

      Let Jordan bring him home, that where his business is

      Just another arab “canadian” of convenience, that we don’t need.

  • David Murrell

    The highly venerated Ibrahim Siyam has been mentioned in the radical Islamist press before. Here is a pro-Palestinian propaganda piece, interviewing the great man:

    Problem is is that our left-wing media will make the man out as a sweet, innocent businessman. The media cartel are working on this right now.

  • Maurixio Garcia Sanchez

    A new business at the West Bank it looks suspicious,Hamas hired him,to build missiles and bombs.

  • P_F

    “Israel detains Jordanian-Canadian for alleged Hamas links”.

    Here goes another 10-12 million of Canadian taxpayer’s money in compensation.

    • Gary

      The CBC and NDP will love him along with Justin wanting him run for the MP seat in the Ottawa Jew-hating arab-muslims riding .

  • WalterBannon

    Note to Israel, his summary execution is authorized.

  • Alain

    Having a Canadian passport no longer makes one Canadian.