Hamas calls for forming pressure group against PA in W. Bank

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    GAZA, (PIC)-- The Hamas Movement said it is extremely concerned about the recent political arrest and interrogation campaign that was waged by the Palestinian authority security forces against its cadres and supporters in the west Bank, especially in Nablus city.

    Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum stated in a press release that these acts by the PA security forces contravened the freedoms commission's resolutions and recommendations which Fatah faction had signed in Cairo on May 20, and reflected that Fatah flouted its agreement with Hamas.

    The spokesman urged the West Bank people, Muslim scholars, dignitaries and intellectuals to form a pressure group against the PA forcing it to stop its violations against the citizens and hasten to end the division in the Palestinian arena.

    Hamas calls for forming pressure group against PA in W. Bank
     
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    RAMALLAH,(PIC)-- Dozens of teachers who were dismissed from their jobs on Thursday morning staged a sit in outside the High Court of Justice in Ramallah, protesting the court's decision to postpone indefinitely the examination of their case.

    Dozens of dismissed teachers from all West Bank provinces had participated in the sit-in including MPs Dr. Mariam Saleh and D. Ibrahim Abu Salem from the city of Ramallah.

    The teachers, who were dismissed because of their political affiliation, called on the Court to follow up their case and issue an equitable decision rather than delay it. They have accused the Court of rejected their demands as a response to the PA security services' pressures, insisting that they will continue their sit-in till achieving their demands.

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    AL-KHALIL,(pic)-- Dozens of PA prisoners' families gathered, on Thursday, in a sit-in tent outside the abducted Osman Qawasmeh's house in Al-Khalil in the southern West Bank.

    PIC reporter said that Qawasmeh family has set up a sit-in tent outside the house of their son who went on an open hunger strike along with four others a few days ago, protesting against their abduction for more than a year and half under political arrest framework.

    He reported that dozens of people gathered outside the house in the Haras area, and raised the detainees' photos and banners demanding the release of the five detainees. Hamas abducted members’ families in Al-Khalil, Martyrs and prisoners' families, and leading figures in the Islamic movement have participated in the sit-in.

    Sit-in tent in Al-Khalil in solidarity with the strikers in PA prisons
     
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    AL-KHALIL, (PIC)-- Dozens of students of the Islamic Bloc, the student body of Hamas, continued at Al-Khalil University their sit-in and their open hunger strike for the second day running protesting against the PA security forces' violations and going back on their pledges not to intervene in the academic life and the student union and not to persecute the Islamic bloc students at West Bank universities.

    The Islamic bloc spokesman at Al-Khalil University told PIC that the students will continue the sit-in at the University campus to protest the arrest of the two students Ala Aza’aqik and Mohammed Sabarna after raiding their homes two days ago by the Preventive Security Service in the city of Al-Khalil.

    He added that their sit-in, which has started on Wednesday, came also in support of the political prisoners in Bethlehem prison who were students of Al-Khalil University, Mohamed Al-Atrash and Mohammed Abu Hadid who have been abducted since two years, despite a court order for their release about a year and a half ago, and who have been transferred from Jericho prison, accompanied by three other prisoners Usman Qawasmeh, a student at Palestine Polytechnic, Moatassem Natsheh, the brother of the martyr Mamoun Natsheh and Islam Hamid from Ramallah.

    The bloc confirmed that targeting students for their political affiliation cannot continue any more, insisting on the continuity of their sit-in at the university campus till the release of the students from Preventive Security and General Intelligence prisons, the end of political arrest, and the commitment of the previous agreements that have already been signed with the Commission on freedoms.

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    AL-KHALI, (PIC)-- The southern West Bank city of Al-Khalil is witnessing popular events supporting the hunger striking political prisoners in PA jails, while a number of detainees’ families vowed to escalate its steps demanding freedom for their detained sons and relatives.

    Six political prisoners affiliated with the Islamic Resistance Movement Hamas have launched an open hunger strike to demand their release from the jails of PA security apparatus.

    The hunger strikers included five from al-Khalil governorate who began their strike in the general intelligence prisons on Wednesday June 20, 2012 and two others who started striking on Friday June, 22, 2012.

    They also revealed that they were escalating their protest steps after exhausting every legal means and activities including marches, sit-ins and contacting the officials, the media agencies, and the local and international human rights organizations, to get the political prisoners released.

    Furthermore, many youths in the city who wanted to express their solidarity with hunger striking political prisoners in PA jails, started campaigns aiming at raising awareness about the prisoners’ suffering amongst the youths.

    Palestinian MPs as Fathi Qaraawi and Bassem Za’arir also expressed their solidarity with the striking political prisoners calling in a press statement on the PA security apparatus to immediately release the detainees and close the file of political arrests forever.

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    BETHLEHEM,(PIC)-- Political prisoners' families have gathered, on Wednesday afternoon, outside Bethlehem intelligence prison in the south western West Bank, demanding the release of their sons.

    Local sources told PIC that the families came on buses from AL-Khalil city to the city of Bethlehem protesting against the continued detention of their sons, who have been on hunger strike for eight days running, by the PA security services.

    The sources added that members of security forces surrounded them as an attempt to break up their sit-in, and detained the young man Muhammad Saad al-Qawasmi, and beat him and confiscated his identity card in addition to his mobile phone.

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    SOBs kill innocent people then go on hunger strike. Let 'em eat cake.
     
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    "If released by the judge will I be convinced thereby that justice still prevails in your courts? Regardless of how just or unjust this ruling will be, and despite all your racist and inhumane practices and Occupation, we will continue to believe in peace, justice and human values. We will still raise our children to love; love the land and the people without discrimination of race, religion or ethnicity; embodying thus the message of the Messenger of Peace, Jesus Christ, who urged us to “love our enemy.” With love and justice, we make peace and build the future."

    The words above were in a statement read to an Israeli Apartheid Court, of a Palestinian Muslim activist, persecuted for his acts of nonviolent resistance in Nabi Saleh. Yes, here we have a Muslim following Jesus.

    We fight for freedom & dignity Basem Tamimi's court statement | AATW - Anarchists against the wall

    There is power in nonviolent resistance, and Hamas increasing embracing of nonviolent resistance, I see as a very positive development for Palestinians in their struggle for freedom from Occupation.

    The PA has been corrupted by its acceptance of US money, and the conditions that go along with it. The best thing for Palestinians is a permanent cut off of US money, those funds help keep the Occupation going, and I have read people I respect say it is time for the PA to be dissolved.

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    RAMALLAH, (PIC)-- De facto president Mahmoud Abbas told the second Israeli channel on Saturday that his hands are always stretched out for peace with Israel and described the peace process as his first and only option.

    In a related incident, Palestinian activists have been highlighting for days the need for a popular uprising against the repressive policies of the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank.

    Pictures and remarks posted on Palestinian facebook pages denounced the PA security forces for using violence against the young men who rallied a few days ago in protest at Abbas's intention to meet Mofaz.

    For his part, political analyst Nashaat Al-Aktash told the PIC that the repressive practices against popular rallies opposing the peace negotiations with Israel would make such events evolve and turn into a revolution demanding Abbas to step down.

    He added that the ongoing repression against the people in the West Bank would definitely shorten the life of the PA to less than one year in light of the current regional changes.

    Abbas to Israeli channel: My hands are stretched out to peace with Israel
     

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