The Sunday Review
Israel Deported French-Palestinian lawyer It was accused of planning, organizing and inciting. “terrorist attacks” France on Sunday morning was greeted by Israeli authorities in an incident that an Israeli human right organization called “a “gross violation of basic rights.”
Salah Hamouri’s Israeli residency was revoked two weeks ago based on accusations by Israel He was a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, according to Israel’s interior ministry. The United States and European Union have both designated the PFLP terrorist organizations.
“During his life he organized, incited and planned to carry out terrorist attacks himself and for the organization against citizens and prominent figures in Israel,” A statement was issued by the interior ministry.
Hamouri stated in an Instagram voice message that he was being monitored by the official Palestinian civil organization campaign for Hamouri. “forcibly deported and uprooted from my homeland.”
“I leave you today from prison to exile. But rest assured that I will always remain the person you know. Always loyal to you and to your freedom,” In the message, Hamouri stated.
Hamouri has been held in Israeli prisons since March as an administrative detainee without being charged with any form of formal criminal charges. However, Hamouri denies involvement in terrorist groups, which human rights organisations have condemned. Israel’s actions.
“Deporting a Palestinian from their homeland for breach of allegiance to the state of Israel is a dangerous precedent and a gross violation of basic rights,” HaMoked human rights organisation stated in a Sunday statement.
The Israel-based organization called Hamouri’s deportation a “gross violation of basic rights.”
France’s Foreign Ministry said the deportation was “against the law.”
France was working, according to the ministry. “to ensure that Mr. Salah Hamouri’s rights are respected, that he benefits from all means of recourse and that he can lead a normal life in Jerusalem, where he was born, resides and wishes to live.”
The statement from the foreign ministry expressed France’s “opposition to the expulsion of a Palestinian resident of East Jerusalem, an occupied territory under the Fourth Geneva Convention.” Israel It disputes the claim that East Jerusalem, which it captured back in 1967, has been occupied.
Israeli authorities previously detained Hamouri. He always denied any Israeli charges against him.
In 2005, he was found guilty of conspiring to murder Rabbi Ovadia Yosef of the Shas ultra-orthodox party.
In exchange for 1,027 Palestinian or Arab prisoner, he was freed in 2011. Israel Part of a deal that would allow Gilad Shalit to be freed from Hamas, an Israeli soldier.
He was living and working in the United States for many years. lawyer Jerusalem has been home to me since that time, as well as my work in the human-rights field. lawyer Adameer is a Palestinian prisoner aid organization. Adameer was banned by Israel UN officials condemned the decision earlier this year.
Hamouri was born east Jerusalem. However, he is also French-born.
Leah Tsemel, Hamouri’s lawyer, told The Sunday Review on Sunday that Hamouri’s case is a “test bullet” The interior ministry may refuse to grant residency to east Jerusalem residents.
“We will have to address the issue in principle in a petition to the Supreme Court soon regarding the unconstitutionality of denying residency to a person that was born in Jerusalem under occupation and does not have a duty of loyalty, the violation of which is the reason for denying his residency,” Zemel spoke to The Sunday Review.
HaMoked previously appealed the decision to revoke Hamouri’s residency and requested an injunction to prevent his deportation until its case challenging the legality of the law is heard, but the Supreme Court rejected both pleas.
HaMoked indicated that they will be able submit a petition to High Court after the new Israeli government assumes power.