Security and intelligence cooperation between the Palestinian Authority (PA) and the Israeli occupation has reached “dangerous and unprecedented levels”, the Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine (PIJ) announced on Friday.
“The PA’s continuous repression, chasing and political detention of leaders and activists is a form of support for the Israeli occupation’s attempts to extinguish the ongoing revolution in the occupied West Bank,” the PIJ said in a statement reported by Quds Press.
Palestinian Authority security forces arrest Adeeb Smudi, a senior Islamic Jihad activist from the town of Yamoun, near Jenin. pic.twitter.com/eIg7NvIv2g
— Khaled Abu Toameh (@KhaledAbuToameh) January 19, 2022
The PIJ condemned the detention of Sheikh Abdul Ra’ouf Al-Jaghoub by the PA’s security agencies, in addition to the detention of two other activists, Motasem Dweekat and Bilal Hamayel.
At the same time, the PIJ called for the PA to immediately release political detainees and activists and stop summoning ex-prisoners released from Israeli prisons.
As Israel slaughters Palestinians in Gaza, a spokesperson for the Israeli-backed "Palestinian Authority" bantustan regime justifies continued "security coordination" with the enemy, asserting that it's "necessary to protect our land and our bedrooms"!!! wtf https://t.co/ayrUHqVMXF
— Ali Abunimah (@AliAbunimah) May 12, 2021
In addition, the PIJ urged national figures to raise their voices against the PA and put pressure on it to stop its campaigns.
Concluding its statement, the PIJ stressed: “All the attempts aimed at stopping the ongoing Intifada and the state of engagement with the occupation will fail.”
The Committee of Families of Political Detainees reported 2,578 rights violations committed by the PA against Palestinians in 2021.
(MEMO, PC, Social Media)