Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson has called for the immediate release of French Palestinian human rights activist, Salah Hamouri. 

Martina Anderson said: 

“The arrest and detention of French-Palestinian human rights activist Salah Hamouri by the Israelis was wrong and must be condemned. 

“As a researcher and legal advocate for the rights of Palestinian prisoners, Salah Hamouri has arrested on August 23. 

“He hold French and Palestinian dual citizenship and the international community, particularly the EU, not have a responsibility to act to secure his release. 

“They also have a duty to stand by the Palestinian people in the face of ongoing human rights abuses at the hands of the Israelis.”