Hurryyat condemns the arrest of Legislative Council member Khalida Jarrar
The Center for Defense of Liberties and Civil Rights “Hurryyat” condemned the Israeli Occupation Forces for arresting Khalida Jarrar, member of the Palestinian Legislative Council and member of the Political Bureau of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, from her house in Ramallah City on Thursday 2/4/2015.
The arrest of Khalida Jarrar is one of several methods featuring the continuous arbitrary policies practiced by the Israeli Occupation against members of the elected Palestinian Legislative Council. The majority of the 16 members arrested were held in administrative detention violating international conventions particularly the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949.
Hurryyat believes that the continuous arrest of the elected legislative council members is a violation to the internationally guaranteed parliamentary immunity. The center also requested the international community and the Arab and International parliaments to condemn this policy and pressure the Israeli government to release all the legislative council members from the Israeli jails.