Statement on Israeli arrest of Hamas candidate in West Bank

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On Israeli detention of Hamas candidate to parliamentary election from West Bank, official Spokesperson of the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement Fawzi Barhoum stated the following:

The detention of Hassan al-Wardiyan, a candidate in Hamas’ “Jerusalem is Our Destiny” list, is a blatant interference in the Palestinian electoral process that reflects strenuous Israeli endeavours to disrupt it.

These arrests against Palestinian citizens and figures in the West Bank will not intimidate, terrorise, or dissuade them from participating in the Palestinian elections; rather, they would motivate them to take part in the election process and ensure the success of this democratic option.

The Palestinian people and their leaders and factions are all invited to turn all of these challenges into a confrontation with the Israeli occupation, protect this national necessity with all means possible and fight off any Israeli attempt to disrupt the Palestinian vote.

The international community and international organisation have to act immediately to protect the Palestinian election process and put an end to all Israeli violations against the Palestinian people.

Hamas Spokesman Fawzi Barhoum

Tuesday

23 Shaaban 1442

6 March 2021

Source : Hamas