PLC denies group's claim of Dweik exile offer
Published Friday 25/05/2012 (updated) 25/05/2012 21:42
Aziz Dweik is being held in Ofer prison under administrative detention.
JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- The office of the Palestinian legislative council's president on Friday denied a group's report that Israel had offered to release the imprisoned speaker of the council into exile.
Foad al-Khafsh, head of the Ahrar Center for Prisoners Studies and Human Rights said Thursday that Israel had offered to release Aziz Dweik on condition he agreed to spend two years in exile.
Dweik's lawyer demanded that the Israeli military prosecution release him and he is still waiting for a response, the PLC said.
Israel did not make an offer to release Dweik into exile, it added.
Dweik, speaker of the Palestinian Legislative Council, is being held in Ofer prison in administrative detention, without charge or trial.
Some 27 Palestinian MPs are held in Israeli jails, 24 of them without charge or trial.