Hamas movement sources reported on Tuesday that the Palestinian Authority security forces controlled by President Mahmoud Abbas of Fatah arrested five members of the movement from several parts of the West Bank on Monday.According to the sources the arrests were made in the cities of Tulkarem, Salfit and Nablus located in the northern part of the West Bank.

The Hamas sources named those arrested as; Bassel Othman and Ahmad Al Qatawi from Tulkarem city, while Adnan Assi and Ala Assi were taken from their homes located in Salfit, in addition the sources said that Ashraf Al Saqa from Nablus city.