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20th Jun 2014
Palestine: 300 Palestinians kidnapped in ongoing Israeli invasions


By Saed Bannoura
IMEMC News: The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that 300 Palestinians Kidnapped in ongoing Israeli Invasions.


At least 52 former political prisoners, who were released under the Shalit Prisoner Swap deal in 2011, are among the Palestinians kidnapped during this ongoing Israeli invasion.
Soldiers also kidnapped eleven members of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC).

Detailed data presented by the PPS, and the UFree Network (European-wide human rights network; set up to defend the rights of Palestinian political prisoners and detainees), indicated the soldiers kidnapped:

105 Palestinians in the Hebron District. 52 in Nablus. 41 in Ramallah. 37 in Jenin. 16 in Tulkarem. 13 in Qalqilia. 12 in Bethlehem. 12 in Jerusalem. 6 in Tubas. 5 in Salfit. 1 in Jericho.

As part of the large-scale invasions and arrests campaign, starting last Thursday evening, the soldiers also kidnapped former Palestinians Ministers, Palestinian Members of the Legislative Council, university lecturers, students, and children.

Soldiers also kidnapped former political prisoners, including detainees who were engaged in hunger strikes when in Israeli jails, as part of Israel’s systematic collective punishment against the Palestinians, UFree has reported.

On Wednesday, June 18, soldiers kidnapped 69 Palestinians, including 50 former political prisoners, who were release under the Shalit Swap Agreement, reached under Egyptian mediation.

Also on Wednesday, the army kidnapped three elected members of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC). In total, the army kidnapped 13 Palestinians Members of Parliament (MP), and 2 former ministers, bringing the number of imprisoned MP’s to 24, in addition three former government ministers.

Most of them are held by Israel under arbitrary Administrative Detention orders, without charges or trial. Imprisoned Members of Parliament:

1. Fateh leader, Marwan Barghouti, serving five life terms.

2. Secretary General of the Leftist Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), Ahmad Saadat, serving 30 years imprisonment.

3. Ahmad Attoun – from occupied Jerusalem.

Members of Parliament held in Administrative Detention – some holding hunger strike:

4. Dr. Mahmoud Ramahi 5. Abdul-Jaber Fuqaha. 6. Mohammed Jamal Natsha. 7. Hatem Kufaisheh. 8. Nizar Ramadan. 9. Mohammed Badr. 10. Mohammed Abu Teir. 11. Yasser Mansour.
MPs kidnapped during the past two days:

12. Dr. Aziz Dweik, Head of the Palestinian Legislative Council. 13. Hassan Yousef. 14. Ahmed Totah. 15. Fadel Hamdan. 16. Abdul Rahman Zeidan. 17. Ibrahim Abu Salem. 18. Hosni Borini. 19. Azzam Salhab. 20. Bassem Zarir. 21. Samir Qadi. 22. Ayman Daraghma. 23. Ahmad Mubarak. 24. Ahmad Haj Ali.
Kidnapped former Ministers: 1. Khaled Abu Arafa (Jerusalem Affairs minister). 2. Issa Al Jaba’ari (Minister of Local government). 3. Wasfi Kabaha (Palestinian Detainees and ex-detainees minister).

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