The Hamas movement reported that the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ security forces had arrested nine of the movement’s members from several West Bank areas.
In a press statement faxed to the press, the movement said that the arrests took place in the cities of Hebron, Tulkarem, Qalqilia and Ramallah.

Among those arrested were Adnan Jaber, of the Islamic Charity Society in Ramallah in addition to the secretary of the society Ahmad Husni, Rustom Al-Qathawani, of the employees’ affairs office in the society and Salah Suliman, the accountant of the society.

The movement added that Palestinian Authority forces also searched several mosques in Hebron city and confiscated photos of the late Hamas leader Ahmad Yassin, who was assassinated by the Israeli army in Gaza four years ago.