Hamas alleges mass arrests, torture by PA

Hamas alleges mass arrests, torture by PA
Updated 07 July 2015

Hamas alleges mass arrests, torture by PA

Hamas alleges mass arrests, torture by PA

GAZA CITY: Hamas alleged Tuesday that more than 200 of its members had been arrested by the Palestinian Authority recently, with most of them tortured, threatening to widen a rift between Palestinian factions.
This was the latest sign of failed reconciliation efforts between Hamas and the Palestinian Authority.
“Hamas members in the occupied West Bank are being submitted to their worst campaign of arrests — their biggest and longest,” Hamas official Abdurahman Shadid told journalists.
He said more than 200 had been arrested since July 2 in the Israeli occupied West Bank and “most have been severely tortured.”
On Friday, a Palestinian Authority official told AFP that about 100 Hamas members had been arrested over alleged plans to attack the PA.
Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri called the allegations “cover for political arrests.”
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas was “entirely responsible for these maniacal arrests and the Hamas eradication project to the benefit of the occupier (Israel),” said 0d.