Friday, March 27, 2009

Israel transfers seven Hamas leaders to administrative detention

Friday March 27, 2009 00:51 by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies

The Ramattan News Agency reported on Thursday that the Israeli Authorities transferred seven Hamas leaders, who were kidnapped recently, to administrative detention for six months without charges or trial.

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The decision was made after a demand was made by the Israeli prosecution at the Ofer Prison Court.

The agency identified the Hamas leaders as; Nasser Ed Deen Al Shaer, Adnan Asfour, legislator Ayman Daraghma, Nizar Ramadan, Azzam Salhab, Mazin Al Reemawi and Shaker Amarna.

Last week, Israel kidnapped several Hamas ministers, legislators and leaders in the occupied West Bank.

The arrests were carried out after Israel declared the failure of prisoner-swap talks, and the Israeli government decided on a series of measures to practice pressure on Hamas.