Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, reported that the Palestinian security forces of Fatah movement arrested five Hamas members and supporters in the West Bank districts of Ramallah, Nablus, Slafit and Hebron. A Palestinian Court handed out sentences against a number of Hamas prisoners. In Nablus, Palestinian security forces arrested Maher Al Kharraz, a senior Hamas leader who was repeatedly imprisoned by Israel and was previously deported.
In Ramallah, the security forces arrested Luay Fares, who works at a local clinic in Al Mazra’a Al Sharqiyya. Fares is from Silwad town. The security forces also arrested Sami Masalma from Sinjil town.
In Salfit, the security forces arrested Islam Shatat who was previously arrested and interrogated.
In Hebron, the security forces arrested Moath Abu Jheisha, the son of Hamas legislator, Mohammad Abu Jheisha. He was ordered to head to a local security center for questioning and was arrested at the same center.
The security forces also handed similar orders to the two other sons of the legislator. All of the sons of Abu Jheisha were previously detained by the security forces.
In related news, the Palestinian Military Court in Qalqilia, in the northern part of the West Bank, handed verdicts against a number of political prisoners of the Hamas movement.
Mohammad Bahjat Amin was sentenced to 4 years imprisonment. He was arrested in April 2009. Amin previously spent seven years in Israeli prisons, and was arrested by the Palestinian Security Forces after he was released.
Ibrahim Atiyya was sentenced to four years; he was arrested April 2009, and is a former political prisoner who was imprisoned by Israel.
Imad Hotary was sentenced to four years; he was arrested April 2009, and is a former political prisoner who was imprisoned by Israel.
Mahdi Nazzal was sentenced to four years; he was arrested April 2009, and is a former political prisoner who was imprisoned by Israel.
Isam Jeidy was sentenced to one year; he was arrested May 2009.
Furthermore, two prisoners from Hebron were moved to local hospitals due to torture and are currently in the Intensive Care Unit. One of them was identified as Hakim Shalalda, member of Sair village council.
Shalalda was repeatedly detained by the Palestinian security forces, and was arrested less than one day after he was released from an Israeli prison.