Hamas accuses PA of instigating unrest

“They want to create chaos in the Gaza Strip,” the Hamas official charged. “There is no Islamic State presence in the Gaza Strip as the Palestinian Authority and some media outlets claim.

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February 9, 2015 23:11
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Salafists in Gaza fly ISIS ( Islamic State) flags. (photo credit: REUTERS)

 
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Hamas on Monday accused the Palestinian Authority of planning to instigate unrest in the Gaza Strip.

Kamel Abu Madi, a senior official with the Hamas-controlled Interior Ministry in the Gaza Strip, said that a number of suspects have been arrested in connection with the alleged scheme.

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Abu Mdi said in an interview with a Hamas-affiliated online newspaper that his movement would announce more details about the “plot” at the “appropriate time.”

He also accused the PA of incitement and standing behind reports that the Islamic State terror group was operating inside the Gaza Strip.

He claimed that the PA security forces in the West Bank were behind a series of bombings that targeted Fatah and Hamas operatives in the Gaza Strip in the past few weeks.

“They want to create chaos in the Gaza Strip,” the Hamas official charged. “There is no Islamic State presence in the Gaza Strip as the Palestinian Authority and some media outlets claim.

Abu Madi specifically referred to top Fatah leader and former General Intelligence chief Tawfik Tirawi as being responsible for the recent wave of bombings in the Gaza Strip.



The most recent attack occurred in the Nussairat refugee camp, when an explosion destroyed the car of a senior Hamas. Islamic State took responsibility for the attack, which came hours after the Hamas operative criticized the terror group during Friday prayers.

“The Palestinian Authority is seeking to instigate chaos and riots in the Gaza Strip,” Abu Madi said. He also denounced the PA leadership’s refusal to pay salaries to thousands of Hamas employees.

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