Israel expels Hamas member from Jerusalem

By REUTERS
December 6, 2011 16:48

 
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Israel expelled a Hamas member from Jerusalem on Tuesday, releasing him from prison at a checkpoint on the outskirts of the city where he crossed into Palestinian Authority-controlled Ramallah.

Ahmad Attoun, whose Israeli-issued permit to reside in Jerusalem was revoked in 2006, had spent 70 days in an Israeli jail for being illegally present in the city, his lawyer said.

Israeli police arrested Attoun in September. He was one of three Hamas members, including a former government minister, who had been sheltering for more than a year in the International Red Cross (ICRC) offices in east Jerusalem after losing their Israeli-issued residency permits.

In a speech at the United Nations in September, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas cited the case of the three Hamas members as an example of what he described as Israel's "ethnic cleansing" of Jerusalem.

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