GAZA, (PIC)-- Fathi Hammad, the PA interior minister of interior in the Gaza Strip said on Thursday that his ministry was ready to release criminal and security detainees affiliated with Fatah faction for the sake of making the Palestinian national dialogue succeed.
However, Hammad confirmed in a televised interview with the Gaza-based Al-Aqsa satellite TV that the PA security forces of his ministry succeeded in unearthing and dismantling subversive Fatah networks operating in the Gaza Strip on orders of the disgraced leaders of the "treacherous" trend within Fatah faction who are closely coordinating with the Israeli security departments.
He also pointed out that the objective of those spy networks was to renew the bank of targets in Gaza, including information on the political and military leaders of Hamas Movement as well as the movements of the PA ministers, especially those of Premier Ismael Haneyya, and members of the PA parliament in Gaza among other targets.
"It is clear they were carrying out a comprehensive mission of collecting security and political information about Palestinian political and security leaders, and intellectual elites in the Strip", Hammad added.
Moreover, Hammad underlined that the PA interior ministry buildings and centers in the Gaza Strip were one of the main targets of the Israeli brutal bombardment during the Israeli war last January, but despite that, he added, the ministry personnel carried out their mission and responsibilities professionally and succeeded in preserving calm and security in Gaza Strip.
According to Hammad, more than 60 buildings of his ministry were destroyed, and nearly 400 members of the ministry's cadres, on top of them Sa'aeed Siyam, the late interior minister, and Lt. Gen Tawfeek Jabr, the superintendent of the PA polic, were martyred during the Israeli invasion.
Furthermore, Hammad underscored the cooperation between his ministry and human rights groups, adding that the ministry's jails were open for those groups to check the conditions of detention and detainees, categorically denying rumors that the ministry was denying family visits to the detainees.
He also highlighted the good rapport between the ministry and the media outlets operating in the Strip, vowing to rebuild the destroyed interior ministry buildings even if they have to use clay.
When asked about the outcomes of his tour abroad, Hammad replied, "It was a very successful tour", underscoring that the popular and NGOs support to the government of premier Haneyya and to the Palestinian people was overwhelming.
Finally, Hammad stressed the centrality of the Palestinian issue, adding that Palestine was and still is an Islamic endowment that no one could concede any part of it at any cost. He also asserted the Palestinian people's right to resist the Israeli occupation till the complete liberation of Palestine.