Sunday, November 25, 2012

Mona Mansour: the MPs arrest in West Bank expresses the Israeli failure in Gaza

Mona Mansour: the MPs arrest in West Bank expresses the Israeli failure in Gaza



GAZA, (PIC)-- MP Mona Mansour considered the Israeli arrest campaign against MPs and leaders affiliated to the Islamic Resistance Movement "Hamas" in the occupied West Bank, as an Israeli attempt to abort the Palestinian efforts to achieve national unity and to end the internal division.
Mansour said "the main reason behind the arrest of Hamas MPs is their active role and efforts in order to end the internal division, as the occupation cannot accept to see the Palestinian people united."
She said, in statements to Quds press, that the occupation has launched a cold war against the Palestinian MPs and leaders through the arrest campaign after its military failure in face of the Palestinian resistance in Gaza.
"The head of the Israeli government, Benjamin Netanyahu, wants to improve his image after the aggression on the Gaza Strip through the arrest of the Palestinian MPs, after failing to achieve that through aggression and war," she added.
It is noted that the occupation army began an arrest campaign against Hamas supporters and leaders and MPs in the occupied West Bank since last Thursday, where more than a hundred Palestinians, including six MPs, were arrested.
For his part, minister of detainees and ex-detainees, Dr. Atallah Abu Sebah, stated that the Israeli arrest campaign in the occupied West Bank came to undermine the joy that swept West Bank cities celebrating victory of the resistance, and an Israeli retaliation after failing to achieve its goals during the recent aggression.
The Israeli occupation forces carried out arrest and raid campaigns in various cities of the West Bank, where they arrested more than 200 citizens and 6 MPs, in addition to transferring more than 30 people to administrative detention, he said in written press statement.
The minister stressed that the re-arrest of Palestinian MPs is a violation to all international laws and norms, and a flagrant violation of parliamentary immunity enjoyed by the Legislative Council members, where 14 members of the Legislative Council are still detained in the Israeli prisons, topped by MP Ahmad Saadat and MP Marwan Barghouti.
Abu Sebah warned of Israeli escalation of violations against the Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, and imposing more sanctions on them in light of the Israeli reprisal policy.
He stressed on the need to unite all national efforts to focus on the issue of the prisoners in the next stage, and to take practical steps for their release especially the hunger strikers who are neglected by the whole world and the occupation refuses to respond to their legitimate demands.
Meanwhile, well-informed Palestinian sources revealed that the Ramallah Authority was informed in advance of the Israeli arrest campaign against a number of Palestinian MPs.
The sources told Quds press that one of Fatah leaders warned the head of the Legislative Council and Hamas' MPs that an Israeli mass arrest campaign will be launched against them after signing the truce and cease-fire in the Gaza Strip.
For its part, the family of a detained MP confirmed that a prominent Palestinian figure warned the concerned MP that he will be arrested and asked him to leave his house but he refused where he was arrested the same night by the occupation forces after raiding his house.
One of Change and Reform bloc' MPs has reported that the Arab diplomatic sources advised a number of MPs not to move through Israeli checkpoints to avoid being arrested by the occupation forces, especially after the Israeli defeat in its aggression on the Gaza Strip.
The Israeli occupation forces started since last Thursday a campaign of arrests against dozens of Hamas leaders and supporters, including six MPs in the Palestinian Legislative Council, including the Secretary of the Council in Ramallah, Mahmoud al-Ramahi.