Kennedy Graham

Israel arrests Palestinian lawmakers

by Kennedy Graham

Recent actions by Israel show a concerning disregard for the fundamentals of international law.

Coming on top of the air raid on Syria, Israel have now carried out a sweeping series of raids, resulting in the arrest of around a number of Palestinians including three members of the Parliament.

The arrests are targeting members of Hamas which Israel regards as a terrorist organisation. Despite Israel’s concerns Hamas is widely supported and is the elected government of Gaza. Hamas tends to perceive the IDF in similar fashion.

Arresting politicians is never going to be a way to bring peace and stability to the region.

I intend to raise my concerns about recent Israeli actions with Israel’s ambassador.

Just as I shall raise concerns about military-style action against Israel with the Palestinian representative whom I shall be meeting shortly.

Published in Justice & Democracy by Kennedy Graham on Thu, February 7th, 2013   

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