Hamas Resumes Crackdown On Fatah

  • Middle East Newsline
  • May 21, 2008
GAZA CITY [MENL] -- Amid an Egyptian reconciliation effort, the Hamas regime
has resumed its crackdown on the opposition Fatah movement.
Hamas has detained the Palestinian governor of Khan Yunis as well as
three other Fatah activists. Palestinian sources said the Fatah members were
detained by the Hamas Internal Security agency on May 19.
The governor was identified as Osama Abdul El Satar El Fara. El Fara
told the Palestinian Center for Human Rights that he was arrested at his
home in Khan Yunis at midnight. Hamas security forces also arrested Eyad
Nasser, the secretary-general of Fatah in Khan Yunis; Salem Abu Saleh,
deputy secretary-general, and Nasser Ferwana, secretary-general of Fatah's
physicians' association.
The four Fatah members were taken to an Internal Security facility west
of Khan Yunis. Hamas interrogators demanded information of a scheduled May
19 event meant to honor construction workers in Khan Yunis. The event was
canceled in wake of the arrest.
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