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Al-Aqsa warrior allowed stay in Norway
Monday 11 July 2016, at. 8:39 Updated: Monday 11 July 2016, at. 8:39
ASYLUM A Palestinian man with blood on his hands was granted temporary residence in Norway in 2010. The militia he was in has been behind bloody suicide attacks against Israel.
A leader of a Palestinian group which in the 2000s was behind the bloody attacks on civilians in Israel was awarded temporary residency in Norway in 2010. That despite the fact that he in asylum interview with Norwegian authorities testified about the offenses. Immigration gave him residence, refuses to comment on individual case and can not provide information on whether he is still in Norway or not.
It was in 2006, in the wake of the so-called “second intifada”, the man sought asylum in Norway. He submitted a copy of a passport and stated that he was stateless Palestinian from Gaza in the Palestinian areas.
This was shortly after Hamas had won power in an election in the autonomous regions. The man told that he was “persecuted by Hamas.” He said he had a cousin who led Al-Aqsa brigades in part of Gaza, and that he himself had participated in fighting between Hamas and Yasser Arafat’s party, Fatah.
Prior to the fighting between Fatah and Hamas in the Gaza Strip carried out Al-Aqsabrigadene several attacks against Israeli civilians. The bloodiest attack took place on 5 January 2003, at a bus station south of Tel Aviv. 22 civilians were killed and over 100 injured. The group carried out several similar attacks in the period from 2002 to 2004. During this period, Al-Aqsabrigadene listed on including the US and EU terrorist lists.
Participated in shootouts
The man who in 2006 sought asylum in Norway told himself that he had “taken part in the shootings, shot against the legs of two people and that he should have kidnapped people from Hamas.” It appears from a document published anonymously on Immigration Appeals website. Although he had admitted serious offences to the authorities and claimed membership in a group that was behind a series of bloody attacks on Israeli civilians, he will be allowed to stay in Norway.
Immigration has no opportunity to comment on individual case, but says in general terms that when you risk killing, torture or abuse the paragraphs used in this case start to apply.
– This protection is absolute. It applies to all individuals, including those who have completed or contributed to serious crimes so they are denied refugee status and asylum in Norway. This protection follows from both the Immigration Act § 73, second paragraph and the European Convention on Human Rights art. 3, which Norway is bound, says section chief Øyvind Havnevik.
Resembling the Krekar case
Arild Humlen is one of those who know immigration law best in Norway. He says that when one explains in an asylum interview about offenses and participation in armed conflict, it may give grounds for denying a person refugee status.
– So, it is still the case that many are allowed to stay. The European Court of Human Rights has, despite a lot of pressure maintained an absolute infringement protection, if one can prove a risk of torture or inhuman treatment, says Humlen.
– This case resembles the Krekar case?
– Yes, but in Krekar’s case it concerns protection against capital punishment, here it’s all about torture and inhuman treatment, says Humlen.
He said that it probably will be talking about “a handful” cases where people really have been refused residence for similar reasons, but nevertheless are allowed to stay.
Hard life in Norway
The temporary residence permit the stateless Palestinian received may result in a range limitations.
– It may mean that you do not get right to family reunification or that one does not get an immigrant’s passport. So it is not entirely unusual for such limited permissions are converted to permanent residence permits.
In papers Dagen have viewed it does not appear what later happened in the case.
– The authorities have indicated that they wanted to expand the possibilities for reversing such permits. this means that they have not done this as actively earlier, says Humlen
Not a one off case
The members of the Al-Aqsa Brigade is not the only Palestinian who has been granted despite having committed serious crimes. In 2012 treated Immigration case to another Palestinian from Gaza who had been a member of the security forces of the PLO and Fatah. Norwegian authorities believed that the security services had committed serious abuses against individuals in the Gaza Strip. Palestinian was therefore not refugee status but were still given a limited residence permit for one year.
Another man had spied on Hamas for Yasser Arafat’s party, Fatah, before the Islamist movement took power in the Gaza Strip. Because he had worked for the Palestinian security services who have tortured and abused prisoners, he was excluded from refugee status. He still got a temporary stay.