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Palestinian Jerusalemite MP Mahmoud Abu Tair Kidnapped by Israeli Occupation Forces

Israeli disguised policemen kidnap Jerusalemite MP

[ 30/06/2010 - 09:54 PM ]


A group of Israeli occupation government policemen disguised in plain clothes kidnapped Jerusalemite MP Mohammed Abu Tir near his home in Sour Baher village, occupied Jerusalem, on Wednesday.

The security men ambushed the car of MP Ahmed Attoun and took away Abu Tair, who was in his company, to the Maskobeh detention center in occupied Jerusalem.

Khaled Abu Arafa, a former minister of Jerusalem affairs, said that the Israeli occupation authority (IOA) was carrying out its threat to deport Abu Tair and other Jerusalemite MPs.

He said that the detention of Abu Tir was a clear indication that the reports about talks between the IOA and the PA in Ramallah over suspending the deportation order were not correct or to say the least inaccurate.

An Israeli police source said that Abu Tair was arrested for "illegal residence in Jerusalem", but would not say what would be the next step in dealing with the MP.

Hamas deputies denounced the detention, blaming the continued "futile negotiations" with the IOA for such a development.

They expressed confidence that the IOA banishment policy would prove its failure in the end.

Army Kidnaps Hamas Legislator In Jerusalem , Prepares To Deport Him

Thursday July 01, 2010 06:18 by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies

Israeli soldiers and undercover forces kidnapped on Wednesday evening Hamas legislator from Jerusalem, Mohammad Abu Tair, and moved him to the Al-Maskobiyya prison, in preparation to deport along with other Hamas legislators from the city.

The undercover Israeli occupation forces ambushed the vehicle of legislator Ahmad Attoun and kidnapped Abu Tair, who accompanied Attoun. The soldiers claimed that Abu Tair is not allowed to stay in Jerusalem, and must be “deported”.

Legislator Khalid Abu Arafa, former Minister of Jerusalem Affairs, confirmed the arrest of Abu Tair, and stated that Israel will likely implement its ruling to expel him along with other legislators, including himself, as Israel wants to remove them from Jerusalem.

Abu Arafa described the Israeli decision as a Red Line and a clear indication of Israel’s intention to deport Jerusalem legislators.

An Israeli Police source in Jerusalem said that Abu Tair is not part of an understanding reached with others Palestinian legislators from Jerusalem, and that he was arrested as he is “illegally staying in Jerusalem”, although he is from Jerusalem.

Hamas legislators in Jerusalem and the Hamas movement slammed the illegal Israeli policies against Palestinian elected officials, and described them as a clear proof that Israel does not respect any agreement, and wants to empty Palestine and Jerusalem from its indigenous people.

Besides the intention to expel Abu Tair, the Israeli occupation government police intends to expel Hamas legislators, Ahmad Attoun, Mohammad Totah and Khaled Abu Arafa; all from Jerusalem.

Israel revoked the Jerusalem Identity Cards of the four officials and officially informed them that they will be expelled from Jerusalem.

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