Monday, July 06
Latest News
  1. Fighting grips Yemen's Aden as UN envoy presses truce bid
  2. Kuwait mulls charging more than 40 over mosque bomb
  3. Sousse governor among officials fired over Tunisia attack
  4. Polling opens in crucial Greece bailout referendum
  5. Greece will decide its own 'destiny' says PM Tsipras
  6. Police, witness: Suicide bomber kills five in NE Nigeria church
  7. Clinton: China 'trying to hack into everything'
  8. Airstrikes hit multiple IS targets in Syria stronghold
  9. Tunisia declares state of emergency after beach attack
  10. Ministers back to Vienna for final Iran nuclear deal push
  11. Lawyer: 2 London teens have married IS group fighters
  12. Saudi-led air strike on Yemen rebel bastion 'kills 23'
  13. IAEA: Iran atomic bomb probe may be completed in 2015
  14. FM: Iran will help meet 'common challenges' like extremism
  15. Greece PM urges 'No' vote to 'live with dignity in Europe'
  16. Ministry: Saudi policeman killed in raid, IS flags found
  17. UNESCO condemns IS destruction of Syria's Palmyra antiquities
  18. Tunisian Abu Iyadh, reported dead in Libya, is Qaeda veteran
  19. Nigerian troops battling Boko Haram gunmen outside Maiduguri
  20. Kuwait tightens security as emir attends joint prayers

Hamas: PA arrested over 800 members in 2011

Jan. 15, 2012 2:37 P.M. (Updated: Jan. 16, 2012 8:38 P.M.)
GAZA CITY (Ma’an) -- Hamas said Sunday that Palestinian Authority security services in the West Bank had detained 805 members from the Islamic movement in 2011.

A report by the party said that 350 people detained by the PA were prisoners freed from Israeli jails and eight were journalists.

The highest detention rate was in the Nablus region, the report said, where 310 Hamas members were arrested in 2011. Sixty-seven members from the movement were tried in court, the report stated.

It added that the PA had discriminated against Hamas employees, firing 21 in 2011. The PA also sent back four Israelis who had entered the West Bank by mistake, it said.

In July, Hamas said that hundreds of supporters of the party and leaders had been summoned by Palestinian Authority forces and 68 members had been arrested.

Senior Hamas leader Khalil Al-Hayyah had told reporters Saturday that Hamas and Fatah had overcome a misunderstanding the week before which saw Fatah officials denied entry to the Gaza Strip, a charge which Hamas denied.

Despite leaders continuing to trade accusations, other party officials from both Hamas and Fatah reported progress in implementing the terms of the May reconciliation deal after a meeting Saturday.
Powered By: HTD Technologies
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2015