The rival Fatah and Hamas movements have returned to trading accusations, this time over the Israeli violations in Jerusalem and its holy sites.The Hamas-led Palestinian government in Gaza accused Fatah in the West Bank, of preventing the Palestinians from protesting against the Israeli attacks in Jerusalem.
In return, Fatah said that Hamas routinely abuses the situation in Jerusalem, and this time “it went far enough to use the holy sites in Jerusalem as a pretext to attack Fatah”.
Dr. Fayiz Abu Aita, spokesperson for Fatah, said that the struggle against the occupation and against its violations in Jerusalem and its Arab holy sites should not be used by Hamas as a pretext to attack Fatah or a motive for internal clashes.
Meanwhile, Taher al-Nunu, spokesperson of the Hamas-led government in Gaza, said that the Fatah-led government in the West Bank is preventing the residents from protesting against the Israeli violations.
Al-Nunu claimed that Fatah’s security forces are opening fire at the residents, and using excessive force in order to disperse them.
He added that Fatah did the same thing in preventing the residents from protesting during the Israeli aggression against the Gaza Strip last year.
Al-Nunu said that such conduct prove collaboration with Israel and its violations against the Palestinians and their holy sites.
Abu Aita responded, stating that Fatah supports the popular resistance in Jerusalem and the Palestinian territories, and added that Hamas always tries to use clashes with Israel as a motive to clash with Fatah.