"GAZA, (PIC)-- Former PA justice minister and Fatah political leader Justice Nahedh Al-Rayyes has opined that the ongoing frenzied arrest campaigns against Hamas’s cadres at the hands of PA security forces loyal to Abbas will widen the broad popularity of Hamas in the West Bank.
The Fatah leader also described Hamas’s military acts in Gaza Strip as a “preemptive” step to abort the “malicious” plan of Mohammed Dahalan and his treason trend to attack Hamas and finish it off in Gaza Strip.
“Hamas didn’t wish the battle, and tried to avoid it on many occasions, but it was forced into it as the PA chief’s headquarters in Gaza city was transformed by Dahalan and his group into a small operation room to prepare for the final attack on Hamas which we all anticipated will occur”, affirmed Al-Rayyes.
He also expressed disappointment over Abbas’s “unconstitutional” decrees that, he added, suspended articles of the PA basic law, describing such decrees as “unprecedented” steps with the aim to end the entire Palestinian democracy.
Hamas’s option in the West Bank:
Dr. Ismael Redwan, the spokesman of Hamas Movement in Gaza Strip, affirmed that the ongoing violence at the hands of Abbas’s security forces in the West Bank was meant to divide the Palestinian arena and to push it in the quagmire of civil war exactly as they (Abbas’s forces) attempted to do in Gaza Strip before their defeat.
In a statement he made to the PIC, Redwan explained that Hamas Movement had warned of such practices long time ago, and opted to suppress it wounds for the sake of Palestinian unity, but, he added, the hooligans trespassed all red lines.
“Hamas isn’t weak in the West Bank as others would like to think , but Hamas doesn’t want to fight Fatah faction or the PA security apparatuses as Hamas knows very well that its battle is only against the Zionist enemy”, the Hamas’s official furthermore explained.
In this regard, Redwan urged “prudent” political leaders in Fatah faction to bridle elements of the mutiny trend within their faction, and to stop their violent acts against the Palestinian people and Hamas’s cadres.
Hundreds of Hamas’s cadres and tens of Hamas-affiliated social institutions were destroyed and torched at the hands of Abbas’s forces in different parts of the West Bank over the past two weeks.
A number of duly elected municipal councils dominated by Hamas were also coercively dissolved by Fatah vandals and Abbas’s security forces and replaced by “illegitimate” Fatah figures.
Moreover, Redwan reiterated his Movement’s call for national dialogue with Fatah based on the national constants of the Palestinian people that, he said, couldn’t be abandoned at all cost.
He also welcomed the Arab League decision of forming a fact finding committee to probe Gaza events, affirming Hamas’s readiness to cooperate with the committee with the aim to unveil the truth. "