Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, reported on Wednesday that Palestinian security forces, loyal to Fateh movement and President Mahmoud Abbas, arrested 23 of its members and supporters in several areas in the West Bank.

In Nablus district, in the northern part of the West Bank, security forces arrested Ahmad Abu Salha, Khaled Abu Hanoud, Jamal Shouly, Osama Yassin, and Mohammad Sawalma; all arrestees are from Aseera Al Shimaliyya village, near Nablus. The forces also arrested Hassan Al Bishtawi after breaking into his Computer Store in Nablus.  

Also in Nablus, security forces arrested Mohammad Ashour only one day after he was released from an Israeli detention camp.

Hamas also said that the security forces ordered several women, who support Hamas, to head to a security center in Nablus for questioning.

In Hebron district, in the southern part of the West Bank, security forces arrested Taher Al Asafra, from Beit Kahil village, and also arrested Maher Sabarna and Ibrahim Sabarna from Beit Ummar village. In the city itself, security forces arrested Ahmad Al Qeeq and Yasser Amro although they were recently released after being detained by Palestinian security forces.

Palestinian security forces also broke into two schools and a kindergarten in Yatta village, south of Hebron, and shut them down before appointing new administrations loyal to Fateh movement, according to Hamas.

Hamas added that the forces arrested Mahmoud Shnaran, the head of the Islamic Society which runs the schools and threatened to arrest all board members if they do not resign.

In Qalqilia district, in the northern part of the West Bank, security forces arrested Dr. Isam Shawar, after breaking into his clinic in the center of Qalqilia, and also arrested Engineer Jawad from Kufur Qaddoum village after breaking into his office.

Also, Hamas said that two prisoners at a Palestinian prison in Qalqilia were hospitalized after being interrogated by Palestinian security interrogators.  

In Tulkarem, in the northern part of the West Bank, security forces arrested Baha’ Al Sareedy, Mos’ab Basheer, Tamer Sokkar and Moneer Abu Thiab.

In Ramallah, security forces arrested Ibrahim Abdul-Jabbar Radwan, and two reporters identified as Mohammad Noah, and Ibrahim Khalaf. In Jericho, security forces broke into Al Islah Charitable Society, and shut it down after confiscating its properties. The force arrested the society’s head Abu Nael Riziq, its board member Dr. Amer Jawabra, and its accountant Mohammad Totah.

In the Central West Bank city of Salfit, security forces arrested an author identified as Dr. Khalid Maali.