PLC member detained by Israeli forces


Published: 2018-01-22 19:11

Last Updated: 2018-01-22 19:11

Omar Abdul-Razeq (Quds Press)
Omar Abdul-Razeq (Quds Press)

A Palestinian lawmaker was detained during predawn raids on Monday in the West Bank, Maan news reported citing Wafa News Agency.

Omar Abdul-Razaq who is a member of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) from the Hamas-affiliated Reform and Change list was reportedly detained from his home in the district of Salfit.

Abdul-Razeq, who is a former detainee in the Israeli prisons, has served as finance minister in 2006.

According to Palestinian prisoners rights group Addameer, 10 members of the PLC were being held in Israeli prisons, in December 2017.

Most Palestinian lawmakers are held in administrative detention, according to Wafa.