Fayyad: 100s of Hamas members arrested after attacks

PA prime minister says decision to carry out attacks was politically motivated; big chance of talks between Netanyhau and Abbas failing.

September 6, 2010 18:05
1 minute read.
Salam Fayyad.

fayyad lookin formal 311. (photo credit: AP)


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad on Monday said that his forces arrested hundreds of Hamas members since the fatal terrorist attack last week that left four Israeli citizens dead, Army Radio reported.

"The decision to carry out the attack was politically motivated and intended to embarrass the Palestinian Authority," Fayyad told Palestinian journalists.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.

IDF beefs up West Bank forces to counter terror attacks
Hamas to launch 'more effective attacks' on Israel

Fayyad added that the chance of failure in peace talks between Netanyahu and Abbas is much greater than the chance of them succeeding.

Meanwhile the IDF announced that it has increased its forces in the West Bank amid assessments that Hamas will continue to trying to perpetrate terror attacks as Israeli-Palestinian peace talks continue.

Two battalions were transferred to the West Bank last week and were deployed along the roads to man checkpoints and patrol highways in an effort to prevent additional shooting attacks.

Yaakov Katz contributed to this report.

Related Content

Jisr az-Zarq
April 3, 2014
Residents of Jisr az-Zarqa beckon Israel Trail hikers to enjoy their town