Sources deny news about finding weapons belonging to Hamas in Salfit

Sources deny news about finding weapons belonging to Hamas in Salfit

A Palestinian informed source categorically denied the allegation made by an official in the Fatah-affiliated preventive security apparatus about finding a cache of weapons belonging to Hamas in the village of Marda in Salfit district.

The source said that this allegation, which was reported by the media, is a sheer lie and raises question marks around the group behind this fabricated news.

The source called on the media outlets which contributed to spreading this lie to observe accuracy before reporting such news

An official of the Palestinian Authority (PA) in Ramallah claimed days ago that the preventive security seized stored weapons, money and CDs for teaching how to make explosives in Marda village, but later this PA security apparatus denied the news.

In another context, the Israeli military commandership demanded Mahmoud Abbas’s security apparatuses to quell Palestinian protests and marches organized in different areas in the West Bank, especially the villages, against the segregation wall and settlement activities.

Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper quoted an Israeli military source as saying that the Israeli army sent recently several messages to the PA in Ramallah to urge it to restrain what he claimed the violent protests against Israel, especially those organized weekly against the wall in the villages of Bil’in and Ni’lin.

According to the source, Israel has fears that these protests would lead to the deterioration of the security situation in the West Bank, pointing out that the commander of the central region Ave Mzrakhi ordered his forces to limit the incidence of protests against the wall in West Bank areas and villages.

In a separate incident, Abbas’s militias (security apparatuses) kidnapped in the districts of Jenin, Tulkarem and Nablus eight Palestinian citizens affiliated with Hamas, most of them were ex-detainees in Israeli or West Bank jails.

The Israeli occupation forces, for their part, kidnapped a Palestinian teacher and a university student in the village of Burqin, west of Jenin.