30 Hamas men arrested 'for setting up branch in Ramallah'

Some 30 Hamas activists have been arrested in recent months on suspicion of setting up a Hamas branch in the Ramallah area , the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) announced on Monday.
The men set up a headquarters for Hamas in the West Bank city traditionally seen as a Fatah stronghold, and operated in the areas of the Binyamin region of the West Bank, according to security forces.
"During questioning of suspects by the Shin Bet, it emerged that the headquarters sought to renews Hamas's activities and rebuilt the organization in the Ramallah area… ahead of the future elections in the Palestinian Authority" security forces said.