Members of Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, the armed resistance wing of the Fateh movement, stormed the Tulkarem headquarters of the Legislative Council late Thursday night.  Once inside, the members opened fire, destroyed documents, and confiscated various computer and office equipment.

The MP of Tulkarem and the Minister of Public Works, both of the Fateh movement, have publicly condemned the action, stating that the attack has come at a time when efforts are being made for national unity and agreement.

In addition, officials are calling upon government security organs to play a role in the protection of institutions such as the Legislative Council.

In response to the attack in Tulkarem, government spokesperson, Samir Naifa, stated that the Legislative Council wishes to emphasize the importance of an open society.  

He further called upon all Palestinians to display restraint and respect for one another.