Sources within the Hamas movement reported on Tuesday that Palestinian security forces, loyal to President Mahmoud Abbas, arrested in the West Bank nine members and supporters of Hamas in the West Bank cities of Jenin, Qalqilia, Tulkarem and Bethlehem.
In Jenin district, in the northern part of the West Bank, security forces arrested Mohammad Zuhdi Hijazi, from Dir Abu D’eif village, and also arrested Yousef Hasan Abu Al Rob, Bassim Omar Abu Al Rob, and Imad Mahmoud Abu Al Rob. All are from Jalboun village.
In Qalqilia, also in the northern part of the West Bank, security forces arrested Tamer Assaf, a university student.
In Bethlehem, security forces arrested a university student identified as Mohammad Manasra from Wadi Fokeen village.
In Tulkarem, security forces arrested Tamer Sukkar and Mohammad Aref. This is the fourth time that security forces arrest Aref.
In Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank, security forces arrested Montaser Nassar, a student at the Hebron University who was recently freed from an Israeli detention facility.
The rival parties, Hamas and Fateh, continued to trade accusations of assaults, arrested and attacks against institutions run by the two movements in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.