IOF soldiers detain Palestinian MP

[ 18/10/2010 – 09:14 AM ]


AL-KHALIL, (PIC)– Israeli occupation forces (IOF) broke into the home of Palestinian MP Hatem Qufaisha south of Al-Khalil city before dawn Monday and took him away, his family said.

The family members told the PIC reporter that an IOF unit encircled the home of Dr. Qufaisha at 0100 am Monday and arrested him after allowing him to change his clothes.

The Israeli occupation authority (IOA) had released the MP from custody in November 2009 after more than a year and a half in administrative detention.

Qufaisha was arrested three times at the hands of the IOF during the current parliament’s tenure and was held in IOA custody for 100 months on aggregate mostly in administrative detention without charge or trial.

Qufaisha is a well-known social and political figure in Al-Khalil. His brother Subhi was targeted by militias of the PA in Ramallah and by the IOF. Subhi is currently held in the IOA Ofer prison serving a three-month administrative detention since mid September.

The international campaign to release kidnapped deputies denounced the detention of Qufaisha and called for an international decision to bridle the IOA and its unprecedented acts in history of world parliaments.

IOF soldiers detain Palestinian MP.

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