Hamas Islamic Resistance

Hamas condemns PA’s arrests against Palestinians amid coronavirus outbreak

16 April, 20

Hazem Qasem, Hamas spokesperson
Hazem Qasem, Hamas spokesperson

Hamas spokesperson Hazem Qasem has denounced the arrest of Palestinian figures in the West Bank by Palestinian Authority (PA) security forces as a “continuation of the [PA’s] suppressive policies and implementation of the requirements of security coordination policy.”   

In a press release, Qasem explained that such behaviour “contradicts with all national calls to reinforce the home front” to face off the coronavirus pandemic.

Palestinian Preventive Security forces detained 44-year-old Hamas official Eyad Nasser, who was previously imprisoned in Israeli jails, after raiding his home in the West Bank city of Tulkarm.   

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