zaterdag 7 mei 2011

Spanningen Hamas-Fatah ondanks eenheidsakkoord

 
In the Nablus area, PA security forces arrested a number of Palestinians who hoisted Hamas flags during a wedding in the village of Qarawet bani Hanssan, the source said, pointing out that some of the detainees were less than 13 years old.
Adnan Damiri, spokesman for the PA security forces in the West Bank, said that many of the Hamas detainees would not be released following the reconciliation agreement because they had already been sentenced to prison terms by PA courts. He said that the detainees would be released only if PA President Mahmoud Abbas issued a "presidential decree" ordering them to be freed.
 
Van Israel wordt geëist dat het alle gevangenen vrij laat zelfs nog voordat er een vredesovereenkomst is, maar Fatah denkt daar bij haar eigen tegenstanders blijkbaar anders over. Hamas is voor Fatah natuurlijk nog steeds een bedreiging op de Westbank, en Fatah is nog steeds bang dat Hamas daar zal proberen de macht over te nemen. Net zoals Israel weet dat veel Palestijnen, ook binnen Fatah, nog steeds het hele land willen 'bevrijden' en als zij de kans krijgen wellicht weer meer aanslagen zullen plegen. Overeenkomsten en akkoorden hebben pas kans van slagen als ook iets van het wederzijdse wantrouwen is weggenomen, als er ook reden is om aan te nemen dat de andere partij niet meer op je vernietiging of nederlaag uit is.
 
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The Jerusalem Post
Hamas-Fatah tensions return despite fresh unity deal
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH
05/05/2011 16:51
http://www.jpost.com/MiddleEast/Article.aspx?id=219363


Fatah accuses Hamas of preventing senior members from leaving Gaza; Hamas says dozens of its members have recently been arrested by PA.

One day after Hamas and Fatah signed an Egyptian-brokered reconciliation agreement in Cairo, tensions between the two sides appear to have returned, casting doubts about the prospects of the accord in succeeding.

Hamas accused the Fatah-controlled security forces in the West Bank of arresting more of the Islamist movement's supporters.

Fatah, on the other hand, said that Hamas authorities prevented five senior Fatah officials from leaving the Gaza Strip to the West Bank.

The renewed tensions between the two parties came as Hamas and Fatah representatives prepared to launch talks about the formation of a unity government that would consist largely of technocrats with no political affiliation.

A Hamas official on Thursday accused the Palestinian Authority security forces of arresting dozens of Hamas supporters in the past few days in the West Bank. Hamas said that its supporters were being arrested in spite of the Hamas government's decision to release scores of Fatah detainees held in the Gaza Strip.

Wasfi Qabaha, a Hamas official in the West Bank, said that in the past few days about 20 Hamas supporters were arrested by PA security forces in different parts of the West Bank. Another 60 men were summoned for questioning by the PA security forces, he added.

Qabaha said that 350-400 Hamas supporters were being held in various PA prisons without trial and in violation of the spirit of the reconciliation agreement between the two sides.

"The arrests are aimed at poisoning and foiling the atmosphere of reconciliation," Qabaha charged.

He noted that many of the Hamas detainees had previously served time in Israeli prisons and were arrested by the PA security forces upon their release.

Hamas said that in Hebron, PA security forces on Wednesday arrested Sheikh Walid Amr, the imam of the mosque in the village of Majd. The PA security forces also summoned 25 university students from the Hebron area for interrogation next week, a source close to Hamas said.

In the Nablus area, PA security forces arrested a number of Palestinians who hoisted Hamas flags during a wedding in the village of Qarawet bani Hanssan, the source said, pointing out that some of the detainees were less than 13 years old.

Adnan Damiri, spokesman for the PA security forces in the West Bank, said that many of the Hamas detainees would not be released following the reconciliation agreement because they had already been sentenced to prison terms by PA courts. He said that the detainees would be released only if PA President Mahmoud Abbas issued a "presidential decree" ordering them to be freed.

In another sign of the renewed tensions between the two parties, Fatah on Thursday accused Hamas of banning five senior Fatah officials from leaving the Gaza Strip.

The five were supposed to travel to the West Bank to attend a meeting of the Fatah "revolutionary council" in Ramallah. Fatah said that the ban was in violation of the reconciliation accord.

The five members arrived in the morning at the Palestinian side of the Erez checkpoint, but were turned back by Hamas security officers despite appeals from the Egyptian authorities, Fatah activists said. They identified the five as Amal Hamad, Abdel Hamid al-Masri, Mohammed al-Nahhal, Tahrir al-Haj and Zeinab al-Wazeer.

Hamas later rescinded its decision and allowed the Fatah members to travel to the West Bank, Fatah said.

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