PA to monitor Hamas schools, mosques in W. Bank

The Palestinian Authority will place supervisors in Hamas-run schools and mosques in the West Bank in order to monitor the content of imams' sermons and lessons, a PA security official said Sunday. According to Israel Radio, the official also called for the IDF to withdraw from cities and villages in the West Bank to allow PA security flexibility in their struggle with Hamas for power. Hamas said Saturday that PA security forces had arrested over 200 of its members in the West Bank in the last two weeks, mostly in northern Samaria.