Fatah: Hamas targeting members in north Gaza
Published Sunday 18/08/2013 (updated) 19/08/2013 22:07
RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Hamas' internal security forces are escalating their campaign against Fatah members in the northern Gaza Strip, Fatah said Sunday.
Hamas forces summoned Fatah member Abdullah Yaghi for interrogation, and summoned and detained Fatah affiliates Abdullah Al-Majdalawi and Mohammad Zeidan, Fatah said in a statement.
Fatah's Abdul Aziz al-Muqadameh has been detained for over a week, it added.
Fatah said its members and leaders are being targeted in northern Gaza as part of a Hamas campaign against the movement.
It blamed the campaign on Hamas' fear over the fall of its parent movement in Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood.
Meanwhile, Hamas said Sunday that forces from the Fatah-led Palestinian Authority arrested six Hamas members in the West Bank on Sunday.
PA forces made the arrests in Salfit, Hebron and Jenin, Hamas said.
A reconciliation deal signed by Fatah and Hamas in May 2011 entailed pledges to stop politically motivated arrests, but the agreement has not been implemented.