Hebron: Cracking down on Palestinian resistance under the pretext of criminal offenses and business interests

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Members of the Palestinian security forces detain a Palestinian demonstrator during clashes after Hamas supporters tried to reach the Israeli checkpoint, in a protest against Israel restrictions at the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the city centre of the West Bank city of Hebron on October 17,2014. APA/Mamoun Wazwaz
Published Friday, November 7, 2014
Unit 101 of the Palestinian Authority is carrying out a major security crackdown south of Hebron, which it claims it meant to pursue wanted fugitives. But that region happens to be under the Israeli occupation’s control, so it is unlikely that the Palestinian Authority is only seizing “illegal weapons” but not the “resistance weapons” it may find. While it would be inaccurate to claim that there are no criminal activities taking place there, the operations of the Palestinian Authority in the areas witnessing friction with Occupation may not be entirely innocent.
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