28 April 2009

Palestinian Lawmaker Freed From Israeli Jail

Imagine being arrested and held in prison for five months because you are a former member of an elected government and associated with democratically elected government. I can imagine it, sounds like Ireland before the peace process. Internment lives in Israel the Apartheid rogue statelet.

Nablus – Ma'an – Israel released Palestinian lawmaker and former Finance Minister Omar Abdel Razeq from prison on Tuesday after holding him for five months, according to his wife.

Abdel Razeq, 50 had been held in Israel’s Negev prison camp since he was seized by Israeli forces on 15 December. He is on his way home to the West Bank town of Salfit.

Abdel Razeq had originally been sentenced to 26 months in prison for his affiliation to Hamas. He served the Hamas-led government elected in 2006.