Palestinian media sources reported Tuesday evening that a political prisoner of the Hamas movement was moved to hospital after being reportedly tortured by security personnel of the Fatah movement. The prisoner, Bilal Abu Asba, was moved to Salfit Hospital due to extreme torture during interrogation, the Hamas movement stated in a press release.

Abu Asba was arrested more than sixteen days ago and was placed under interrogation by the Preventive Security Forces since then.

The Hamas movement accused Fatah and its security forces in the West Bank of targeting the resistance and of arresting hundreds of members and supporters of the movement.