Hamas says political detention in West Bank still rampant 30May12 May 30, 2012

The Palestinian Information Centre  -  29 May 2012

WEST BANK, (PIC)– Hamas movement issued a statement in the West Bank charging that Palestinian Authority’s security agencies did not stop their arrest campaigns in lines of Hamas supporters.

Hamas said in a statement on Monday that those agencies detained a Palestinian student in Najah University in Nablus, adding that Walid Shaqu was an ex-prisoner. It said that another student in the city called Firas Akkub was also detained by those agencies.

Hamas said that PA security in Tulkarem arrested a third student also from Nablus on Monday, who is a member of the students’ council in Palestine Polytechnic “Khadouri”, in Tulkarem city.

It said that the 22-year-old student Muthana Eshtiwe was summoned more than once by those security agencies but he refused to respond, noting that the PA security men beat up Eshtiwe after arresting him in front of the university.

Hamas pointed out that Eshtiwe, an engineering student, was also an ex-prisoner.

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