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Israel administratively detains Palestinian MP expelled from Jerusalem

Image of Ahmad Attoun at Qalandiya checkpoint on 7 December 2011 [Issam Rimawi/Apaimages]
MP Ahmad Attoun at Qalandiya checkpoint in West bank on 7 December 2011 [Issam Rimawi/Apaimages]

An Israeli military court in occupied West Bank yesterday issued a four-month administrative detention order against Palestinian MP Ahmad Attoun.

Attoun was arrested last Wednesday during an Israeli raid to his temporary house in the West Bank city of Al-Bireh, near Ramallah.

Attoun underwent extensive interrogations by Israel’s security agency, Shabak.

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In 2012, the Israeli occupation expelled Attoun along with three other MPs from Jerusalem. They protested against their expulsion outside the headquarters of the Red Cross for a number of months but to no avail.

Attoun has been arrested a number of times and spent more than 12 years in Israeli prisons, including six months in administrative detention.

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