Ramahi was imprisoned for another 28 months. On March 31, 2009, he was released.
On November 25, Haaretz contributor Amira Hass discussed him. Her article headlined "Guilty of the crime of pushing for Palestinian unity."
Last week Ramahi and other Hamas-affiliated PLC members were arrested. Days earlier, he said all Hamas anti-war West Bank protesters knew they risked arrest.
Ramahi had another cross to bear. He actively pursued Hamas/Fatah reconciliation. Israel arrested him and others involved to prevent it. Doing so warned activists not to try.
Hass spoke to Ramahi earlier. He said:
"Israel and the United States are preventing the PA from reaching reconciliation with Hamas. It's in Israel's interest not to prevent this reconciliation."
"Israelis don't listen to us. They come to talk to us once we are in prison. They send us people from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs."- Advertisement -
"Last time I refused. I said that I don't negotiate when I'm under detention. When I get out we'll talk, you and I."
He believes unity benefits Israel. Perhaps he doesn't understand longstanding Israeli plans explained above.