Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Ahrar center slams IOF for kidnapping PLC secretary-general

[ 10/11/2010 - 03:53 PM ]

GAZA, (PIC)-- Ahrar center for prisoners' studies and human rights strongly denounced the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) for kidnapping at dawn Wednesday secretary-general of the Palestinian legislative council (PLC) Mahmoud Al-Ramhi from his home in Ramallah city.
Director of the center Fouad Al-Khafsh said that the kidnapping of MP Ramhi is a violation of all international laws and conventions that granted all parliamentarians full immunity against imprisonment, and a disregard for democratic values.
The wife of Ramhi told Ahrar center that a large number of Israeli troops stormed their house in Al-Bireh town at dawn today and asked both of them to leave the house before they rounded up her husband and took him to an unknown destination.
The IOF also kidnapped Anas Halaiqa, the son of Hamas lawmaker Samira Halaiqa. He is a student at the faculty of journalism at Al-Khalil university.
Two weeks ago, the IOF kidnapped Hamas lawmaker Hatem Kafisha and extended for the fifth consecutive time the administrative detention of Hamas lawmakers Basem Al-Za'arir and Abdeljaber Faqha.
For his part, first deputy speaker of the PLC Dr. Ahmed Baher, who is now on a pilgrimage visit to Makkah, also deplored the kidnapping of MP Ramhi and called on Fatah faction to take the initiative and open the closed headquarters of the PLC in the West Bank in response to Israel's crime against an elected Palestinian lawmaker.
Dr. Baher added that the kidnapping of Ramhi unveiled further the sadistic and barbaric face of Israel, and the creed of violence and terrorism that governs its existence.