Sunday, April 26
Latest News
  1. Deutsche Bank Q1 profits fall 50% over $2.5 bn rate fixing fine
  2. Witnesses: 2 protestors shot dead in Burundi capital
  3. Small groups of protestors, police clash in Burundi capital
  4. Clashes rage in Yemen as calls for peace talks grow
  5. EU AgenPolice arrest 26 across Europe in horsemeat scandal
  6. Home ministry: At least 114 killed in Nepal quake
  7. US: Russia failing to fully implement Ukraine ceasefire
  8. Kerry urges Yemen rebels and their allies to enter talks
  9. Ex-Yemen leader urges rebel allies to heed UN, pull back
  10. Iraq lacks DNA results to test body of 'Saddam deputy'
  11. Family: Syria's sacked political spy chief dead
  12. Officials: 14 Somali, Afghan immigrants killed by train in Macedonia
  13. UNICEF: At least 115 children killed in Yemen since March 26
  14. Athens stocks jump 4.4% on hopes of EU deal
  15. EU clears 19 genetically modified products
  16. Seismologists: Strong earthquake rattles New Zealand
  17. EU says progress 'not sufficient' for Greece debt deal
  18. World leaders join silence at ceremony marking Armenian genocide
  19. Jordan's crown prince at UN takes on militant 'dark world'
  20. US officials: Iranian ships turn back from Yemen

Hamas: PA security arrest 2 members from Nablus

Sept. 29, 2011 1:50 P.M. (Updated: Sept. 30, 2011 8:52 P.M.)
NABLUS (Ma'an) -- Hamas on Thursday accused Palestinian Authority security forces of detaining two party affiliates in the northern West Bank.

A statement from the ruling party in Gaza said the Hamas members, who were not named, were taken from their villages of Tell and Asira al-Qibliya on Wednesday night.

Both Hamas and Fatah have accused each other of conducting politically-motivated arrests against their members in the factions' respective areas of control.

Under a reconciliation deal signed by the parties on May 4, the former rivals agreed to create a committee to deal with the issue of political arrests and to facilitate the release of Hamas members in PA custody who have not been not charged with any criminal offense.

Party leaders say the release of prisoners is vital for implementation of the deal, but progress appears to have stalled despite previous assertions by officials on both sides that the issue was due to be finalized by the end of September.

In July, a Hamas statement said 68 members had been detained in the West Bank despite the reconciliation deal.

On Monday, Fatah official Azzam al-Ahmad said that Fatah and Hamas officials were scheduled to meet in Cairo by the beginning of October for further dialogue over reconciliation talks.
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2015