PALESTINIAN DEPORTEES …. NEITHER HERE NOR THERE

So, just where are they?

Also see THIS post that was written yesterday.

HAMAS REFUSES ENTRY TO GAZA DEPORTEES

HAMAS LEADER IN GAZA ISMAIL HANIYEH SAYS DEPORTATION ORDERS

‘WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO STAND’

The Hamas government in Gaza announced Thursday is will receive West Bank deportees in a tent erected at the Erez crossing, but they will not allow the expelled Palestinians into Gaza, Ma’an News Agency reports.

While being housed in the tent, international rights group say the deported Palestinians will be able to move in the West Bank, which would be nearly impossible if they physically cross into the Gaza Strip.

Hamas PM Ismail Haniyeh said of the matter, “The regulation simply will not be allowed to stand.”

Haniyeh insists they will be able to force a reversal of the Israeli ID law by making it impossible to completely expel Palestinians to Gaza.  Haniyeh also says this move is not an attempt to keep anyone out of a part of the Palestinian territories but rather a protest of a law that would dictate where Palestinians are allowed to live in the OPT.

The ID law in question gives Israeli officers and officials the authority to deport any Palestinians without a West Bank ID or without an ID at all.  Two Palestinians have come in contact with the ID law already: Ahmed Sabah was deported to Gaza upon release from prison this week.  He is currently residing in the Hamas tent at Erez crossing.  The second man, Saber Albayari, was deported after seeking medical treatment in Israel near his home in Yaffa.  Ma’an says the Albayari deportation decision was later reversed for unknown reasons.


Photos: Palestinian ID (Dlisbona); Haniyeh (Freegazaorg) – Flickr

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  1. April 27, 2010 at 20:23

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