Mona Mansour attack an obstacle to reconcilation

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    NABLUS, (PIC)-- Hamas has strongly denounced the assault of Palestinian legislator Mona Mansour as West Bank security services used force to crack down on a peaceful sit-in protesting the continued political arrest policy in the West Bank.

    ”This act is a violation of the immunity enjoyed by MPs and an attack on freedom of expression and opinion and peaceful protest, which is the right of Palestinians,” Hamas said in its statement released Monday.

    A Hamas official said following the incident that it ”places new obstacles before the national reconciliation deal” signed in Cairo in May.

    The group has called on Mahmoud Abbas, who heads the co-signing Fatah party which governs the West Bank, to issue directives that would inhibit similar practices and to release Palestinians jailed by West Bank security forces for political reasons.

    Ahmed Bahar, deputy speaker of the Palestinian Legislative Council, of which Mansour is a member, has also issued a statement condemning the attack. In the statement, he holds Abbas responsible for the attack that also targeted the families of the West Bank political prisoners.

    He said that ”reconciliation and attacks against representatives and the people don't meet”.

    Hamas: Mansour attack an obstacle to reconcilation

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