Hamas in W. Bank condemns "divisive" statements of Fatah governor
RAMALLAH, (PIC)-- The Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, has strongly condemned Saturday the "divisiveness" statements of Talal Dwaikat, the governor of Tulkarem city, in which he urged Hamas in the West Bank to abandon Hamas in Gaza Strip.
"These are irresponsible statements and considered as clear invitation to divide the country into two parts in addition to foiling efforts for holding the Palestinian national dialogue in Cairo", the Hamas Movement in Tulkarem city asserted in a statement it issued in reaction to Dwaikat's call.
According to Dwaikat, the condition in the besieged Gaza Strip was poor and miserable, but Hamas swiftly responded by saying that situation in the West Bank was not far better than that in the besieged Strip.
"It seems that Fatah faction and the PA in the West Bank still undermine urgent calls for national dialogue, and attempt to spoil the national reconciliation by dancing with external and foreign pressures and dictates", Hamas underlined in the statement.
It added, "It would have been better for the governor to reject and dissociate himself from the crimes of the PA security apparatuses in his governorate against the Palestinian people and Hamas members, the PA-Israeli security coordination, the futile peace negotiations with the Israelis, the Israeli hostile practices against Palestinian olive farmers, and graft and corruption in the PA institutions in the West Bank instead of uttering such adverse statements ".
Hamas also stressed that economic condition in the West Bank was very bad amidst uncontrolled increase of prices and delay of salaries of the PA employees, wondering where the big money sums donated by foreign donors to the "installed" PA government in Ramallah had gone?.
Finally, the Hamas statement underlined that the Movement was and will remain the safeguard of the Palestinian people and the Palestinian unity despite the joint criminal practices of the PA security forces and IOF troops against it, urging the governor to clean his jails of political detainees and to stop chasing Palestinian resistance fighters.
RAMALLAH, (PIC)-- The infamous PA preventive security apparatus in the West Bank has arrested late Friday night Palestinian student Abdul Rahman Eshteyya, the coordinator of the Islamic bloc for the elections at the Najah University.
The crucial students' elections will be held two weeks from now at the Najah University, the biggest Palestinian University, that the Islamic bloc, the academic wing of the Hamas Movement, decided to contest.
According to the Islamic bloc website, the PA security elements raided the home of Eshteyya and rounded him up after he attended a meeting of the elections' preparatory committee upon invitation from the students' affairs dean in the university.
The bloc condemned the arrest of Eshteyya, who is a full-fledged member in the incumbent students' council of the University, and held the PA security department fully responsible for his safety, urging the University administration to protect its students.
Eshteyya was arrested twice at the hands of the IOF troops, in addition to being arrested several times at the hands of the PA security departments.
In an unrelated matter, a Palestinian resistance fighter from the Islamic Jihad scrummed Saturday to wounds he sustained last week after a bomb he was preparing exploded next to him.
The Islamic Jihad fighter was identified as Ala Waleed Abu Mousa, 28, of Khan Younis city.
Hamas would never allow Abbas' forces to resume their previous activities in the Gaza Strip. Farhat said that Abbas' security forces had conducted an act of betrayal by uncovering a tunnel used by the resistance in the West Bank. http://www.imemc.org/article/57354
1:52 AM, October 19, 2008