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Group says PA arrested dozens of its members over Abbas criticism
Published Sunday 09/02/2014 (updated) 11/02/2014 17:20
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RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- A political organization in the West Bank said on Saturday that Palestinian Authority security forces arrested dozens of its members in the West Bank after the group criticized President Mahmoud Abbas.

The media office of the pan-Islamist party Hizb al-Tahrir said the PA made the arrests in reaction to an earlier statement that criticized Abbas' suggestion that NATO troops be deployed at the borders of a future Palestinian state.

"The future Palestinian state will be disarmed and without an army and will only have a police force," the statement said.

Hizb al-Tahrir said the PA arrested its members due to the group's refusal to recognize the legitimacy of the Israeli occupation, their rejection of the "international occupation" that Abbas had suggested, and their desire to create a united, pan-Islamic political entity.

The group suggested that a NATO presence in Palestine would create a situation where Palestinians would be sent to secret American prisons instead of Israeli ones.

Abbas said in a Feb. 2 interview with the New York Times that he would welcome US-led NATO troops to be positioned at all border crossings in a future Palestinian state as an alternative to Israeli forces.

Hizb al-Tahrir is a pan-Islamic political organization which was founded in Jerusalem in 1953 with the goal of uniting all Muslims into a united state with an elected Caliph at its head.
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1 ) Colin Wright / USA
09/02/2014 22:54
This also happened with Petain's regime in France, and presumably with others. Any government that attempts to cooperate with an oppressive invader inevitably becomes increasingly unpopular and inevitably has to resort to increasingly draconian forms of repression. Happily, Israel so pointlessly humiliates the PA that I doubt if the PA can continue to find cooperation a viable strategy. The Nazis at least had the wisdom to at least pretend to treat Petain, Laval, et al with respect.

2 ) Mel / USA
11/02/2014 18:09
Poor ole' Abbas! Sounds like he's been getting SO MANY kibble"secular"fascist treats from the Zionist occupation that he's willing to be occupied EVEN MORE with a heavier velvet-covered shackle on his ankle(or neck)as long as he can keep his laurelled-head as "President"(un-elected) of an Israeli-proxy faction? How many more lashes of Israel's whip is Abbas willing to take,as their 'boy'?Humiliating.Like seeing Hitler's open contempt of 'buddy' Il Duce!
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