Friday, December 31, 2010

Higher national committee slams kidnapping of MP Attal

[ 29/12/2010 - 08:03 PM ]

GAZA, (PIC)-- The higher national committee for the support of prisoners strongly denounced the Israeli occupation authority (IOA) for re-kidnapping Palestinian lawmaker Mohamed Attal, saying his detention is a blatant violation of international law that provides immunity for all elected parliamentarians around the world.
The committee noted that with the kidnapping of Attal, the number of Palestinian lawmakers in Israeli jails rose to 10 MPs.
It underlined that the IOA in the last two months deliberately resumed the arbitrary detention of Palestinian lawmakers and kidnapped four of them, one of them was exiled after his imprisonment from occupied Jerusalem to the West Bank.
The committee highlighted that Israel adopted the policy of kidnapping Palestinian lawmakers after Hamas Movement won the legislative elections in 2006 and locked up 56 of them in its jails in an attempt to abort the democratic experience and the political system in the Palestinian arena.
The committee appealed to the European parliaments to have a clear position against such violation and pressure Israel to release all Palestinian lawmakers from its jails.