The Palestinian Authority won’t allow an intifada against Israel in the West
Bank, Palestinian security sources in Ramallah said on Sunday.
sources told the London- based Asharq Alawsat newspaper that the West Bank
“won’t be the scene of chaos to serve any private agendas.”
emphasized that despite calls by Hamas and Islamic Jihad, “there is no
orientation toward a new intifada in the West Bank.”
The paper said that
the PA and Fatah view the calls by the two groups “with mistrust and
According to the report, the calls by Hamas and Islamic Jihad
last weekend for launching a third intifada have fallen on deaf ears in spite of
a number of violent incidents that took place in east Jerusalem and some parts
of the West Bank.
Hamas opponents have accused the movement of seeking to
ignite a third intifada as a way of ridding itself from its crisis in the
aftermath of the downfall of the Muslim Brotherhood regime in Egypt.
said that Hamas is seeking to embarrass the PA leadership in the West Bank by
calling on Palestinians to initiate violent confrontations with
The sources said that Hamas wants an intifada in the West Bank
while it is preventing terror attacks against Israel from the Gaza
“The Israelis are sitting in the surroundings of the Gaza Strip
and if Hamas wants it could ignite an intifada there,” the sources pointed out.