PA Cracks Down on Hizb ut-Tahrir Islamists

(Jerusalem Post) Khaled Abu Toameh - Palestinian Authority security forces in the West Bank on Saturday detained dozens of supporters of the radical Hizb ut-Tahrir (Party of Liberation) at rallies in major Palestinian cities marking the anniversary of the collapse of the Islamic Caliphate. Hizb ut-Tahrir is a global pan-Islamic political group that seeks to unify all Muslim countries as an Islamic state, or Caliphate ruled by Islamic law. At least 100 activists were detained in Ramallah alone, while protests and confrontations also erupted in Hebron, Nablus, Tulkarm and Kalkilya.

2011-07-05 00:00:00

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