TULKAREM, (PIC)-- The PA security courts in the northern West Bank city of Tulkarm, sentenced in absentia three members of the Islamic Resistance Movement Hamas for six months for belonging to the movement despite the reconciliation efforts.
Local sources in the city, said the court sentenced Ja'far Umar Mustafa Awda, 24, a student at An-Najah National University, and Rushdie Hosni Nimer Jayousi, 43, an employee at the health ministry in Tulkarem, who spent long periods in the PA prisons, and Tamer Mohammed Rasim Abdul-Jabbar Numan, 30, a mosque muezzin in Younis Mosque.
The sources confirmed that the court accused the three detainees of being members of the Hamas movement and incitement against the Palestinian Authority.
The court's decision came despite the positive and optimistic atmosphere of national unity, after the historic victory achieved by the Palestinian resistance. The decision totally opposed the people's expectations in the West Bank where they were waiting for PA serious steps to end political arrest and summonses and trials against members of the resistance.
In a related context, PA security apparatus continued its summonses campaign against supporters of Hamas in the West Bank, where they summoned the young man Abdul Halim Ghannam from the city of Ramallah for interrogation in the headquarters of PA security.
In Nablus northern occupied West Bank, the PA preventive security services transferred the political detainee Jihad Salim to the hospital due to his health deterioration.
The liberated prisoner Jihad Salim was detained by PA security services since two weeks. He is the brother of the martyr Sheikh Jamal Salim.
Salim’s family confirmed that they know nothing about their son’s situation and health condition.