Fayyad 'firmly condemns' Itamar terror attack

"We oppose violence," PA prime minister says in reaction to murder of 5 in W. Bank settlement; Hamas accuses PA of arresting its members.

PA PM Fayyad speaking (R) 311 (photo credit: Reuters)
PA PM Fayyad speaking (R) 311
(photo credit: Reuters)
Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad announced on Saturday that he "clearly and firmly" condemned the terror attack in Itamar in which a married couple and their three children were murdered.
"We oppose violence and condemn its use," Fayyad said. "It does not matter what the reasons were, who the victims were and what the aim was."
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Hamas on Saturday accused Palestinian Authority security officials of arresting three of its members in the Kalkilya and Jenin areas following the deadly terror attack.
Hamas said in a statement that the security officials also arrested Hamas members in the Nablus area who had previously been released from prison.
"The reports that five Israelis were killed is not sufficient to warrant arrests," Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said.
"We at Hamas completely oppose settlers who murder and commit crimes against our people the Palestinians," he continued.