Hamas security forces round up Fatah activists in Gaza

Among those detained by Hamas are prominent leaders of Fatah in different parts of the Gaza Strip, the officials said.

By
December 29, 2015 05:11
Hamas kids

A young Palestinian crawls under an obstacle during a military-style graduation ceremony at a summer camp in Gaza. (photo credit: REUTERS/MOHAMMED SALEM)

 
X

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

Hamas security forces have rounded up scores of Fatah activists in the Gaza Strip aimed at foiling Fatah’s plans to celebrate the 51st anniversary of its founding later this week, Fatah officials said on Monday.

Among those detained by Hamas are prominent leaders of Fatah in different parts of the Gaza Strip, the officials said.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.


They condemned the crackdown on their activists in Strip and said it would sabotage efforts to achieve reconciliation between the two rival parties.

Ibrahim Abu al-Naja, a senior Fatah official in Gaza, said his faction planned to celebrate its anniversary in spite of the Hamas clampdown with rallies in the southern part of the Strip to mark the occasion.

Last year, Fatah was forced to cancel celebrations marking the 10th anniversary of the death of Yasser Arafat after a spate of bombing attacks that targeted the homes and vehicles of top Fatah leaders in Gaza.

Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah also canceled a planned visit to the Gaza Strip following the bombings, which Fatah accused Hamas of being behind, though senior Hamas officials had claimed the attacks were the result of internecine fighting among Fatah leaders.

Related Content

July 19, 2018
Sources close to Netanyahu: Trump knew the Iran nuclear deal was bad

By HERB KEINON, MICHAEL WILNER