PLO: Israel breaking int'l law with arrest of Hamas MPs

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February 4, 2013 15:22

 
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PLO Executive Committee member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi on Monday condemned the arrest of several Palestinian lawmakers, calling the arrests "arbitrary" and accusing Israel of "deliberately breaching international law and conventions relating to the immunity of democratically elected Palestinian officials."

The IDF has arrested a number of senior Hamas figures in the West Bank, among them are three Hamas legislators and other top Hamas figures.

"It is apparent the Israeli government is implementing a policy of intimidation and power politics to meddle in Palestinian domestic affairs and to undermine reconciliation efforts," she said.

She called on the international community to "hold Israel accountable and to ensure the release of Palestinian lawmakers."

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