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Hamas blasts PA for 'blackmailing' woman

Jan. 20, 2011 6:06 P.M. (Updated: Jan. 21, 2011 9:58 A.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- The circumstances around the release of a Hamas-affiliated woman accused in an attack plot sparked anger Wednesday, as the Islamist party blasted the PA for "blackmailing" her into confessing.

Tamam Abu As-Saud was detained in November and released following a press conference during which PA officials said she was being let go as a humanitarian gesture from President Mahmoud Abbas.

A security source said the release was in response to the woman's appeal for amnesty, which Abbas granted "despite her admission of guilt," reflecting "fatherly kindness towards the Palestinian people, even sinners."

They said Abbas was convinced that the woman was "misled by Hamas" adding that she realized her mistake and told guards she had been "exploited for unpatriotic goals."

Following Hamas' dismissal of the claims against her, PA officials quipped back saying that by questioning her motives, Hamas was putting her in danger of becoming an Israeli target.
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