Palestinian Islamic Jihad Accuses PA of Threatening, Arresting Its Members in Hebron

Ongoing confrontations between Palestinian youth and Palestinian Authority's 'security forces' in occupied West Bank. (Photo: video grab)

The Islamic Jihad movement in Palestine said on Tuesday that the Palestinian Authority security forces are threatening and arresting its members in the occupied West Bank city of Al-Khalil (Hebron), Quds Press has reported.

“The PA is carrying out a continuous political crime and offering free service to the Israeli occupation despite its ongoing violations against the Palestinians and aggression at Al-Aqsa Mosque,” the Islamic Jihad said in a statement.

The movement pointed out that security agents from the PA intelligence services ambushed Tamer Islimiyeh, a former prisoner, and held him at gunpoint.

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“This is a direct threat which is opposed by all our norms,” the PIJ said, adding that “this was an assassination attempt.”

Islimiyeh told Quds Press that he was asked to turn himself into the intelligence services. However, he refused and pledged instead to take them to court.


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