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Israeli occupation detains Palestinian MP in West Bank raid

13 April, 20

Israeli occupation forces launched on Monday dawn a large-scale arrest campaign in the occupied West Bank, detaining a number of Palestinians, including a parliamentarians and freed prisoners.

In a raid on the West Bank cities of Ramallah and al-Birah, Israeli occupation forces detained 69-year-old member of the Palestinian Legislative Council and former prisoner Mohammed Abu Tair after storming his home in the Um al-Sharit neighbourhood.

Israeli occupation troops also arrested Ibrahim Abu Raddah, a resident of Beitunia town, and former detainees Mahmoud Salim, Mu’awiyya Riayysha, and Ahmad Mousa, along with Abdel Jawwad Hamail and Shadi Hassana after breaking into their houses.   

Since October 2011, the Israeli occupation has banned Abu Tair, who spend 30 years in Israeli detention, from accessing Jerusalem and held him under administrative detention several times.

Abu Tair’s arrest has brought the number of Palestinian MPs held in Israeli prisons to six, including Ahmad Saadat, Mohammed al-Natsha, Hassan Yousef, Khalida Jarrar, and Marwan Barghouthi.