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Unity Celebrations Continue in PA as Fatah Arrests More Hamas Members

Palestinians continue to revel in unity government; Fatah attacks Hamas rally in Ramallah; Hamas demands money for Gaza
(L-R) Senior Hamas leader Moussa Abu Marzouk; senior Fatah official Azzam Al-Ahmed; head of the Hamas government Ismail Haniyeh; and deputy speaker of Palestinian Parliament Ahmed Bahar in Gaza City.

(L-R) Senior Hamas leader Moussa Abu Marzouk; senior Fatah official Azzam Al-Ahmed; head of the Hamas government Ismail Haniyeh; and deputy speaker of Palestinian Parliament Ahmed Bahar in Gaza City.
Photo Credit: Abed Rahim Khatib / Flash90

Unity celebrations have continued unabated this week around the Palestinian Authority, as Hamas officials have accused security forces loyal to Abu Mazen of “assaulting” Hamas supporters in Ramallah Monday evening.

According to the Palestinian Ma’an news website, Hamas said it’s members were prevented from demonstrating in support of hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners, and that PA forces attacked protesters, including Sheikh Hassan Yousef, a founder of the Islamist movement.

Yousef is the father of Mosab Hassan Yousef, a former Israeli spy who saved countless lives by providing intelligence information to Israeli security officials during the Oslo War. The younger Yousef defected to the United States and published an autobiography, Son of Hamas, in 2008.

Ma’an also reported that three Palestinian journalists who were covering the rally were targeted by PA forces, and that several protesters were injured when fighting broke out when security forces attempted to disperse the rally.

Hamas condemned the forces’ actions and demanded that the PA be held responsible.

Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zahri said the security forces’ actions “poison the atmosphere of the reconciliation” and called on Abu Mazen to “stop treating our people with this criminal mentality.”

In the meanwhile, banks in Gaza remain closed, and officials of the former Hamas government there remain stationed at banks to prevent PA employees from withdrawing money. Hamas claims that the Palestinian Authority should pay salaries to police , while PLO officials say the financial burden for the Gaza administration should be met by the ruling power there, Hamas.

“Hamas is attempting to burden the Palestinian Authority and the national consensus government with its political and financial crisis,” said Fatah spokesman Ahmad Assaf in a statement reported by Ma’an.

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19 Responses to “Unity Celebrations Continue in PA as Fatah Arrests More Hamas Members”

  1. Karen Bryant says:

    If they are fighting each other than it’s less time they have to bother Israel. I say, “go to your corners and come out fighting each other guys.”

  2. Ben Haber says:

    I luv it when a deal comes together ….

  3. May they completely destroy each other from the face of the earth

  4. Dog is now eating dog, oh! what a big disgrace.

  5. Rod Borghese says:

    These grow illustrationsilu

  6. Rod Borghese says:

    All these factions will do them selves in…. just look at Syria !

  7. Rod Borghese says:

    Imploding Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Gaza will wipe out several million Muslims in one Year.

  8. Rod Borghese says:

    22 million in Syria + 36 million in Iraq. All fighting each other. +++++ billions fighting.

  9. They can’t organise a P-Up in a Brewery! Give them a week?

  10. Good! The Devil worshippers are attacking eachother. Have at it!

  11. How does Israel negotiate a peace; and with whom?

  12. Michael Hart says:

    I’m starting to question the reliability of this source. There are no banks in gaza

  13. “Maybe the Pope should have Hamas and p a pray so that they stop killing each other

  14. Elyse Dorm says:

    if muslim arabs would all be shipped off to one planet, and have no one to fight or intervene, they would soon kill each other off :D

  15. Dog eating dog? Fatah left their terrorist attacks back in the 1990’s, they realised that peace is the answer and now they’re fighting back terrorism. Israel, by its side, is arresting some IDF members that have bee too much brutal in the conflict.

  16. Gene Strong says:

    Hahahahahaha……

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