The Palestinian Authority is holding in its prisons more than 160 Hamas men who were detained in in the West Bank in recent weeks, according to sources close to Hamas.
The sources said that since July 2, PA security forces arrested 245 Hamas supporters as part of a massive crackdown on the Islamist movement.
About 80 of those arrested are university students, the sources added.
They said that 23 detainees have gone on hunger strike to protest against their incarceration.
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