Abbas’ militias kidnap Hamas leader

Abbas’ militias kidnap Hamas leader

Militias loyal to Mahmoud Abbas, the PA chief whose term in office expired more than a year ago, rounded up 12 Hamas leaders  and supporters in the West Bank over the past 24 hours.

The statement issued in the West Bank claimed  that elements of the intelligence apparatus kidnapped Dr. Mustafa Al-Shannar, one of the Hamas political leaders, in front of his family after attending a wedding in Nablus city late Saturday.

It pointed out that Dr. Shannar who was held for 30 months under administrative custody, without trial or charge, in Israeli occupation jails was  released just three months ago.

Dr. Shannar, 49, is a lecturer at the sociology department at Al-Najah university and is originally from Salfit district.

The statement noted that Abbas’s militias kidnapped five university students in Ramallah district including two brothers while a sixth student was abducted in Bethlehem district after being beaten.

Four other citizens  in Qalqilia district and a university student in Nablus city were also arrested