The Duvdevan unit of the IDF carrying out an arrest.
(photo credit: IDF SPOKESMAN’S UNIT)
The IDF arrested Hamas lawmaker Samir Halaika early Thursday morning in her home in a Palestinian village outside of Hebron, the Shin Bet confirmed.
“She was arrested in order to be investigated,” a Shin Bet spokesman said, without elaborating further on the details of the investigation.
On Monday morning, the IDF arrested two other Hamas lawmakers, Khaled Tafish and Anwar Zaboun.
Ahmed Bahr, a leading Hamas lawmaker based in the Gaza Strip, condemned the IDF for arresting Palestinian lawmakers.
“The policy of kidnaping representatives embodies a clear violation of their parliamentary immunity, from which it is assumed representatives will benefit,” Bahr said in a statement.
An IDF Spokesman said on Thursday that its arrests of Palestinians are for security purposes including preventing and foiling violent attacks.
A total of ten Palestinian lawmakers are currently in Israeli prisons.