Hamas member and legislator Muhammad Abu Tir was charged with illegally staying in Israel at Jerusalem Municipal Court on Thursday.
Abu Tir was arrested Wednesday afternoon after he failed to comply with a court order to leave Jerusalem by June 30.State prosecutors requested that Abu Tir be given life in prison if convicted of the offense.
The Court lengthened his stay in prison until Sunday.
Abu Tir said that he was not willing to leave Jerusalem. He added that he does not represent Hamas but rather the Palestinians and Jerusalem Arabs.
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