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Speaker of the Palestinian Legislative Council: I was arrested to prevent the PLC from convening

Palestine Information Center – 20/01/2012

AL-KHALIL — Speaker of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC), Dr. Aziz Dweik, said on Friday that his arrest by the IOF aimed at stopping Palestinian reconciliation and to continue to disable the PLC.

Dr. Dweik added, in a letter he sent with his lawyer from the Ofer military prison, that the IOF arrested him to stop the PLC convening in early February as was planned.

He called on PA President Mahmoud Abbas to call the PLC to convene and to open it for West Bank members of the PLC to discuss the occupation’s breaches against representatives of the Palestinian people and take necessary measures.

The PA in Ramallah kept the PLC gates closed since the split between Fatah and Hamas took place and it was hoped that as the reconciliation starts taking effect the PLC will be able to function as normal as possible despite the fact that over 20 lawmakers are jailed by the Israeli occupation.

Dr. Dweik was detained on Thursday evening by IOF troops at the Jaba’ roadblock near Ramallah while on his way with his family to his home in al-Khalil.

January 20, 2012 - Posted by | Civil Liberties, Full Spectrum Dominance


  1. Where can I read an HONEST description of Hamas, the Palestinian Authority, and the Palestinian legislative Council? I read in many places since its inception that Hamas is a CIA-Israeli funded organization and is pap for the foreign public to chew on and avoid telling the real story, which is evident in itself.


    Comment by Howard T. Lewis III | January 20, 2012

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