[Ppnews] Palestinian Legislative Council Head To Be Released Thursday

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Tue Jul 17 09:55:41 EDT 2012

  Palestinian Legislative Council Head To Be Released Thursday

author Tuesday July 17, 2012 05:47author by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & 

Representing the imprisoned and democratically-elected head of the 
Palestinian Legislative (PLC), Dr. Aziz Dweik, lawyer Fadi Al-Qawasmi 
stated that Dweik will be released from an Israeli detention camp this 
coming Thursday.

Dweik will be released, ending six months of Administrative Detention 
without charges, after an Israeli military court accepted an appeal 
filed by his attorney demanding his immediate release due to the fact 
that he never faced any charges.

Israel kidnapped Dr. Dweik on January 19 20012, as he was trying to 
cross the Jaba' roadblock, north of occupied Jerusalem. He was heading 
back home in Hebron when he was stopped at the Jaba' roadblock while 
leaving the central West Bank city of Ramallah.

Dr. Dweik was kidnapped an imprisoned by Israel at least six times, 
including when he was kidnapped on June 29 2006, and spent three years 
in Administrative Detention until he was released on June 23 2009.

In 2002, he was forced into exile to Marj Az-Zohour in Lebanon, along 
with fifteen Hamas officials; they camped out there refusing to head to 
Lebanon until Israel was obliged to allow them back into the country.

There are currently 22 elected legislators from the occupied West Bank 
and occupied Jerusalem who are still imprisoned by Israel. 15 of them 
are of the Change and Reform Bloc of Hamas, including Dr. Dweik.

The legislators are Dr. Omar Abdul-Raziq, Abdul-Qader Foqaha, Ahmad Hajj 
Ali, Fadel Hamadan, Hasan Yousef, Mohammad Totah, Mohammad Abu Teir, 
Khaled Tafesh, Mohammad Maher Bader, Hatem Qfeisha, Nayef Rajoub, 
Mohammad Abu Jheisha, Samir Al-Qadi, Mohammad An-Natsha, and Dr. Azzam 

Fateh leader, legislator Marwan Barghouthi, and secretary-general of the 
Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), Ahmad Saadat, are 
also imprisoned by Israel and serving life terms. There are 
approximately 26 legislators currently detained by Israel.

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