Monday May 20 2013, according to Israel’s daily, Haaretz, the Salem Israeli Military Court issued a warrant ordering the Israeli army to arrest Palestinian Minister of Detainees, Issa Qaraqe’. Qaraqe’ said that he was never informed of such a warrant.Qaraqe’s office said that it did not receive any official notification or warrants in this regard, the Palestine News Network (PNN) has reported.
In an interview with PNN, Qaraqe’ said that Israel claims he “smuggled mobile phones” to Palestinian political prisoners held by Israel, and added that the Israel’s claims are just a fabrication.
He also said that what Haaretz reported, and the allegations that he smuggling mobile phones to the detainees, are merely acts of incitement and false allegations made by Israel as part of its incitement against the detainees and the Palestinian officials.
The Minister further stated that Israel recently apprehended Israeli prison officers who smuggled mobile phones to the Palestinian detainees in exchange for cash.