The number of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) members who are detained in Israeli occupation jails has become 12 after the abduction of MP Mohammad Badr, 61 from al-Khalil, at dawn on Wednesday.
The spokesman of Palestinian Prisoners Center, Riyad al-Ashqar, said that MP Badr was an ex-detainee who served over 11 years in Israeli prisons, mostly under the illegal administrative detention order based on no charge or trial. The last arrest was in 2013 and lasted for 18 months.
Ashqar held Israeli occupation authorities and Israeli Prison Service responsible for the life of MP Badr who is suffering from several diseases including chronic blood pressure, prostate problems, and swelling in the feet.
Nine of the arrested MPs are held under administrative detention order; the oldest captive is MP Hassan Yousef from Ramallah. He was arrested in 2015 and his administrative detention order was extended for five times without any charge or trial. This proves that Israeli forces arrest the Palestinian MPs just for political reasons, Ashqar pointed out.
(Source / 28.06.2017)