Hamas member Abu Tir arrested for failing to leave capital

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June 30, 2010 18:14




Police in Jerusalem arrested Hamas member and legislator Muhammad Abu Tir on Wednesday afternoon after failing to comply with a court order to leave the capital by June 30.

"He is being questioned, and will appear before a Jerusalem court on Thursday morning," police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told The Jerusalem Post.

Detectives from the Jerusalem police's central unit made the arrest near the Armon Hanatziv neighborhood.

Tir, 59, is a high profile Hamas member and was voted into the Palestinian Legislative Council in 2006.

He was released from prison last month after spending four-and-a-half-years behind bars, on the condition that he leave his east Jerusalem home and move to the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank.


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