Abbas's armed militias inaugurate Ramadhan with more assaults on local mosques
[ 12/09/2007 - 10:00 PM ]
NABLUS, (PIC)-- Marring the tranquility of the Muslims' holy month of Ramadhan, PA security apparatuses and Fatah armed militias under the command of PA chieftain Mahmoud Abbas have assaulted a number of local mosques and arrested more Hamas cadres in the West Bank without paying respect to sanctity of the occasion.
Local eyewitnesses affirmed that at least nine Hamas supporters were rounded up at the hands of the PA armed militias in different parts of the West Bank, including Nablus, Ramallah, and Jenin.
At least four local mosques, including women "Musalla" (specified place for women to pray inside the mosque" were also desecrated by those militias that raided and savagely ransacked those mosques.
On Wednesday, the PA intelligence department alleged they discovered "big" firearms cache inside Al-Natoor mosque in Nabkus city, but Hamas Movement and local residents affirmed that the PA story was untrue.
The PA security elements' defilement of the mosques was unacceptable to the Palestinian people as it generated wide-scale condemnation among them, urging the immediate halt of such sacrilegious practices.
In Gaza Strip, the legitimate PA premier Ismael Haneyya ordered the release of tens of Palestinian prisoners detained in Gaza jail for security and vandalism charges on bail as a gesture of goodwill for the start of the holy month. Haneyya's step was widely welcomed in the Palestinian street.
Smearing media campaign against Hamas unearthed:
Meanwhile, PA security sources in Gaza Strip uncovered a plan prepared by the director of the Fatah-affiliated Palestine TV Mohammed Hussein Al-Dawoodi with the aim to unleash a smearing media campaign against Hamas Movement with full financial support from Ramallah
According to the security sources, Dawoodi was dismissed by Abbas's "unconstitutional" government in Ramallah and his salary was held after he was accused of "grave default" in "confronting Hamas Movement and tarnishing its image in the Palestinian street".
The accusation prompted Dawoodi to travel to the West Bank and asks for "forgiveness", promising he will arrange for an "unprecedented" black propaganda campaign against Hamas Movement upon his return to the Strip, the sources added.
Upon his return to the Strip, Dawoodi started contacting a number of Palestinian journalists working for the TV, and urged them to gear up for damaging Hamas's reputation in the Palestinian street. He also threatened the journalists of reporting them to Ramallah's government to sever their remunerations if the refused the order.
One of Dawoodi's tasks, the sources unveiled, was to photo offices of the PA interior ministry's executive force, and to give them to certain Fatah cadres in Gaza Strip who will bomb them in a bid to spark violence again in Gaza after Hamas Movement succeeded in controlling the security situation there and ending internecine fighting in the Palestinian street.