Israel deports Jerusalem Hamas MP to West Bank

Israel on Wednesday deported a Hamas lawmaker to the occupied West Bank following freeing after five months.

Israel deports Jerusalem Hamas MP to West Bank

Israel on Wednesday deported a Hamas lawmaker to the occupied West Bank following freeing after five months.

A Israeli court ruled that he was not permitted to continue living in Jerusalem.

The residency permits of Mohammad Abu Teir and three other East Jerusalem Hamas politicians were revoked in 2006 following the group's victory in parliamentary elections.

Abu Teir said his expulsion was "painful. Israel aims to evict the people of Jerusalem. Israel does not want to see Arabs in Jerusalem. They want to Judaise the city," he told reporters.

The other three Hamas politicians -- two legislators and a former minister -- have lived in a tent at the International Committee of the Red Cross compound in Jerusalem since July.

"The minute we exit the tent, we will be jailed and expelled," said Ahmad Attoun, one of the three.

Israel occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank in a 1967 war.


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