Israeli forces abduct Palestinian lawmaker

Israeli soldiers have reportedly abducted a Palestinian lawmaker after storming her house in the occupied West Bank.

Early Thursday, some 60 Israeli forces raided the house of Khalida Kan’an Muhammad Jarrar, a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) and the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC), in the city of Ramallah and took her to an unknown location.

Media sources in Ramallah said Israeli forces kicked down the door of Jarrar’s residence and held her husband in a separate room while arresting the legislator.

Jarrar is one of the most outspoken critics of the Israeli occupation and has repeatedly slammed the Tel Aviv regime’s atrocities against Palestinians.

The Israeli regime has been denying the lawmaker the right to travel outside the occupied Palestinian territories since 1988. She campaigned for months in 2010 before receiving the permission to travel to Jordan for medical treatment.

In August last year, Jarrar received a “special supervision order” from the Israeli military, instructing her to leave Ramallah to the West bank city of Jericho.

However, she set up a protest tent outside the Palestinian Legislative Council in Ramallah, where she lived and worked, until the controversial order was overturned later in September.

According to reports, 18 PLC members are currently imprisoned by Israel, with 9 of them being held without trial under the so-called administrative detention.

Administrative detention is a sort of imprisonment without trial or charge that allows Israel to incarcerate Palestinians for up to six months. The detention order can be renewed for indefinite periods of time.


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