News, June , 2007
Israeli interrogators demand detained Palestinian Members of Parliament to resign from their posts as a condition for their release
Israeli interrogators demand detained MPs to resign from their posts
Saturday June 30, 2007 15:29 by Ameen Abu Wardeh - IMEMC News ghassanb at imemc dot org
The Nafah defense society for Palestinian prisoners' rights issued a report on Saturday stating that Israeli security service interrogators and the Israeli military court demanded form detained Palestinian members of parliament and officials to resign from their posts in order to be released from Israeli detention camps.
Kidnapped Palestinian Law makers in Israeli court – file 2007
The defense society condemned the Israeli authorities action and called it illegal and an interference in the Palestinian democracy and rights, adding that this action is aimed at destroying the Palestinian freedom of choice and forcing the Israeli agenda on Palestinians.
The kidnapped parliamentarians, mostly Hamas, who have been abducted by the Israeli army after Hamas won the Palestinian parliamentary elections in January 2006, refused to cooperate with this demand and issued a statement saying that they are willing to stay in the Israeli detention camps as long as it takes.
The MP's called upon Palestinian presidents Mahmoud Abbas to other Palestinian MP's to take a farm and clear stand from this Israeli "illegal action".
Translated by Ghassan Bannoura- IMEMC News Room.
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