Sunday, 1 July 2012

Mashaal meets Jordan Brotherhood leaders amid election boycott

AMMAN, Jordan (Ma'an) -- Exiled Hamas chief Khalid Mashaal met Saturday with Muslim Brotherhood leaders in Jordan, after the movement threatened to boycott upcoming Jordanian elections in protest of a new voting law.

Mashaal met with party leaders at the home of Jordanian Brotherhood chief Hammam Said in Amman, Jordanian daily Al-Ghad said.

While Brotherhood leaders refused to discuss the meeting, Al-Ghad said the summit discussed whether the Brotherhood's political party, the Islamic Action Front, will participate in the poll later this year.

The meeting came the day after the Brotherhood participated in the funeral of a Hamas leader killed in Damascus was held in Jordan, and as Egypt Muslim Brotherhood candidate Muhammad Mursi was sworn in as the country's first Islamist president. more

Freed prisoner Ayman Sharawna re-arrested by Israel goes on hunger strike

GAZA,(PIC)-- The Palestinian ministry of prisoners' affairs said the prisoner Ayman Sharawna from Dora in southern Al-Khalil begun his open hunger strike on Sunday till his release.

The ministry stated in a statement that Sharawna is a liberated prisoner in Wafa al-Ahrar deal where he spent ten years in occupation prisons. He is the first liberated prisoner who was re-arrested after Wafa al-Ahrar exchange deal in October last year, where he was administratively sentenced for six months.

The ministry stressed that the arrest of Sharawna and other liberated prisoners is a flagrant violation of what have been agreed in Wafa al-Ahrar deal through Egyptian mediation. more