Wednesday, November 10, 2010

IOF soldiers detain MP Ramahi

[ 10/11/2010 - 09:59 AM ]

RAMALLAH, (PIC)-- Israeli occupation forces (IOF) took Hamas MP Dr. Mahmoud Al-Ramahi, the secretary of the Palestinian legislative council, at dawn Wednesday from his home in Ramallah.
Sources told the PIC that IOF soldiers encircled the home of Ramahi in the early morning hours before storming the house and arresting him.
Hamas deputies in the West Bank denounced the "crime", adding that the Israeli occupation authority (IOA) was insisting on its policy of abducting lawmakers despite its failure in achieving its goals of such practice in the past.
They charged that the IOA was trying to create confusion in the Palestinian political scene especially with the increasing talk about an imminent reconciliation success.
The MPs called on the world community to adopt a responsible stance that would bridle the "Zionist arrogance" and criminal practices against the elected representatives of the Palestinian people.
The Hamas-affiliated change and reform parliamentary bloc issued a similar statement in Gaza, affirming that apprehending Ramahi points to the IOA bankruptcy after repeating previous policies, which had proven their failure in blackmailing the movement into making concessions.
The IOA detention of the MP is another indication of the IOA war on democracy and denial of election results, which the entire world attested to its integrity, the statement added.
The IOA had released Ramahi on 30/3/2009 after 32 months in detention. He was among 40 deputies detained by the IOA more than three years ago.