[News] Palestinian parliamentarians arrested, imprisoned without charge or trial

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    Palestinian parliamentarians arrested, imprisoned without charge
    or trial
    <http://samidoun.net/2016/01/palestinian-parliamentarians-arrested-imprisoned-without-charge-or-trial/>


by samidoun January 29, 2016 <http://samidoun.net/?author=1>

*http://samidoun.net/2016/01/palestinian-parliamentarians-arrested-imprisoned-without-charge-or-trial/*

Israeli occupation forces issued a four-month administrative detention 
order against Hatem Qufeisha <http://www.imemc.org/article/74765>, 56, 
Palestinian parliamentarian, only five days after arresting him, 
invading his home in Al-Khalil on 24 January.

He is held in Ofer prison, with no charge or trial. He has spent over 
143 months in administrative detention in the past and has been 
repeatedly imprisoned.

Meanwhile, on 28 January, Israeli occupation forces arrested and 
imprisoned Palestinian parliamentarian Mohammed Abu Teir 
<https://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=770002> - and at least 22 
other Palestinians in the West Bank and occupied Jerusalem - in 
early-morning raids.

Abu Teir has spent 32 years in Israeli prison under numerous arrests; he 
is a Palestinian Jerusalemite whose residency was stripped on 8 October 
2010 by the Israeli occupation, forced into the West Nank from his home 
city, on the basis of "betrayal of loyalty to Israel" because he ran in 
the Palestinian Legislative Council elections on the Change and Reform 
Slate, associated with the Hamas movement.

He was last released in July 2015 after 25 months in administrative 
detention.

Abu Teir and Qufeisha join five more imprisoned members of the 
Palestinian Legislative Council: prominent leftist, feminist and 
prisoner advocate Khalida Jarrar <http://samidoun.net/khalidajarrar>, 
serving 15 months in Israeli prison; Palestinian political leader and 
general secretary of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine 
Ahmad Sa'adat <http://freeahmadsaadat.org>, serving 30 years in Israeli 
occupation prisons; Palestinian political leader and member of the Fateh 
Central Council, Marwan Barghouti 
<http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/oct/11/israeli-occupation-cause-of-palestine-conflict-marwan-barghouti>, 
serving five life sentences; Mohammed Jamal Natsheh 
<http://english.palinfo.com/site/pages/details.aspx?itemid=73699> of 
al-Khalil, of the Change and Reform Bloc, held in administrative 
detention without charge or trial since March 2013; and Hassan Yousef 
<https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/news/middle-east/21796-israel-arrests-hamas-official-in-west-bank>of 
Beitunia, a senior Hamas leader and member of the PLC, held in 
administrative detention without charge or trial since 20 October 2015.

Dozens of members of the Palestinian Legislative Council have been 
imprisoned by the Israeli occupation, many serving lengthy periods held 
in administrative detention without charge or trial. The 
Inter-Parliamentary Union, a global alliance of parliamentarians, has 
called for the freedom of imprisoned Palestinian parliamentarians.

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