Hamas: 357 Activists Arrested by PA Forces since January

(Ma'an News-PA) A report released Wednesday by the Gaza Ministry of Planning says that PA security forces arrested 357 members of Hamas, Islamic Jihad, and other Palestinian factions across the West Bank in the first quarter of 2014. They include 91 Hamas and Islamic Jihad members, 194 members of other factions, 30 freed prisoners, and 42 university students. 231 arrests were made in March alone. The report alleged that many of those detained were tortured during their detentions. The claims come after a hoped-for rapprochement in relations between the two main Palestinian factions turned sour in recent months.

2014-04-17 00:00:00

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