Hamas prevents Fatah official from leaving Gaza
Published Thursday 03/10/2013 (updated) 04/10/2013 17:41
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Hamas security forces prevented a Fatah official from leaving the Gaza Strip to attend a meeting in Ramallah on Thursday.
Amal Hamad, a member of Fatah's central committee, said Hamas security forces prevented her from traveling despite having previously coordinated with Hamas through a Fatah official.
Hamad said she considers this a blatant violation of her human rights, and against Palestinian ethics and values given the Palestinian people's long history of struggling to achieve freedom and independence.
Hamad added that Hamas' policy of banning people from traveling through the crossings deepens the divisions between Palestinians.