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1948
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Zahhar asks Arab League to demand immediate end to political detention
Zahhar asks Arab League to demand immediate end to political detention
[ 10/08/2009 - 06:51 PM ]

CAIRO, (PIC)-- MP Dr. Mahmoud Al-Zahhar, political bureau member of Hamas Movement, has asked the Arab League to swiftly intervene to end the political detention phenomenon in the West Bank.

Zahhar told a press conference in Cairo on Monday after a meeting with Arab League secretary general Amr Mousa that his Movement asked Egypt to call for preliminary meetings with Fatah faction before the next round of dialog scheduled on 25/8/2009.

He said that the issue of political detention was the main obstacle hindering an agreement ending the state of internal Palestinian division.

Hamas supports holding elections after completing reconciliation, Zahhar underlined, adding, however, that Hamas could not take part in talks while hundreds of political detainees are held in captivity and tortured in the West Bank.

He hoped that Fatah faction would elect leaders who believe in dialog, and asked Fatah to create a positive atmosphere to reach a comprehensive national reconciliation.

The Hamas leader reiterated that his Movement demanded a comprehensive agreement to avert collapse of a partial agreement that would defer major issues.

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