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US hands over former Palestinian presidential candidate, university prof. to Israel

Abdelhalim al-Ashqar standing in his home in Virginia, the United States. (Photo by Getty Images)
Press TV – June 6, 2019

US officials have handed over a former Palestinian presidential candidate and university professor to Israel after keeping him 11 years in prison on charges of racketeering and collecting funds for the Hamas resistance movement.

The Council on International Relations – Palestine, in a statement released on Thursday, denounced American authorities for extraditing Abdelhalim al-Ashqar to Israel, stressing that US officials bear full responsibility for the fate of Ashqar, who is now in the hands of the “criminal” Tel Aviv regime.

The Council noted that the move attests to the US administration’s hostility towards the Palestinian nation and stability and peace in the Middle East region as well as its blatant bias in favor of the unjust Israeli regime and its ongoing crimes.

The statement further argued that American authorities had unfairly sentenced Ashqar to 11 years in prison after placing him under house arrest for nearly two years. He wore an ankle monitor on his right leg in his home in Alexandria, Virginia.

The Council called on the international community and human rights groups around the world to press for the release of Ashqar, stressing the need for the US administration to review its Middle East policies, which run contrary to its claim of being an honest broker in the so-called peace process between the Palestinians and Israelis.

Ashqar was a professor at Howard University, Washington, the United States. Between 1998 and 1999, he was detained for several months by American officials under allegations of fundraising for certain US-based Islamic organizations.

He was discharged from his teaching position at Washington University in August 2004. He was subsequently arrested, charged with racketeering and illegally collecting funds for Hamas, and put under house arrest.

Ashqar nominated himself as an independent presidential candidate in the January 9, 2005, Palestinian election. He was one of the 10 contenders seeking to succeed Yasser Arafat, who died on November 11, 2004 as head of the Palestinian Authority.

In November 2007, he was sentenced to 135 months in prison.

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1 Comment »

  1. ,”This was a comment on Makow’s article today – very perceptive in regard to how all govs function here – in obedience to behind the scene forces, not reason or clear logic.” Listen Skyblue

    First Comment by Tyron

    If this D-Day revelation isn’t enough to show that the top Nazi leadership was false opposition consider some other points.

    1. Hitler let some 330,000 soldiers go at Dunkirk which was an act that had it not been done would have taken Britain out of the war leaving Germany with one front.

    2. Hitler screwed Rommel every chance he got so Rommel couldn’t take Palestine which would split the world in two, opened up a southern flank on Russia and forced the Zionists to negotiate with Germany for peace.

    3. Hitler relieved Rommel at Overlord and his replacement refused to take the high ground to oppose the American landing in Africa.

    4. Hitler refused to take Moscow when Germany could have walked in instead waiting an entire winter into the next summer which is an act that allowed the Soviets to regroup and counter-attack leading to Germany’s defeat in the east.

    5. Hitler refused to use ME 262 Jets as fighters (only a few) that had a kill ratio of 500 to 1. An act that brought on a mass revolt by their pilots and handed air superiority to the Allies.

    6. Nazi’s had unbelievable high tech devises that could have turned the tide that were not used (anti-gravity etc)

    7. A full 1/3rd of the Nazi’s budget went to the creation of base 211 in Antarctica. Had they employed what they had, the allies didn’t stand a chance.

    This is a short list of what Hitler and the other City of London Nazi pawns did to throw the war to set up the cold war and later WW3 that we are presently 1/2 of the way through toward a JWO out of “Israel”.


    Comment by Leland Roth | June 6, 2019 | Reply

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