Saturday, August 8, 2009

Two Israeli right-wing officials call for arresting five former Aqsa Brigades Fighters

Friday August 07, 2009 10:12 by IMEMC & Agencies

Two Israeli right-wing leaders, including a member of Knesset, demanded Israel to arrest five former fighters of the Al Aqsa Brigades, who participated in the Fateh conference in Bethlehem, and alleged that they are wanted.


Member of Knesset, Michael Ben Ari of the National Union Party (Ichud Leumi), and extremist right-winger Itamar Ben Gvir, Knesset aide to Ben Ari, demanded the arrest of the five former fighter, including Zakariyya Zobeidi, who led the Al Aqsa Brigades, the armed wing of Fateh, in the northern West Bank city of Jenin.

The two Israeli right-wingers said that the fighters must be arrested directed after they leave Bethlehem when Fateh's general conference in concluded.

They filed an appeal to the Israeli High Court of Justice demanded a warrant to arrest the fighters, and said that 'they have blood on their hands''.

The two also said that Israel's decision to pardon them and several other fighters on the Al Aqsa Brigades as a gesture of good will towards the Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, was a wrong move and should be voided.