PA: Hamas, Dahlan behind anti-Abbas protests

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PA: Hamas, Dahlan behind anti-Abbas protests
The allegation came as Palestinians continued for the third straight day to protest the death of Nizar Banat, 44, who was allegedly beaten to death by PA security officers.
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH
JUNE 27, 2021

Palestinian officials in Ramallah on Saturday accused Hamas and deposed Fatah operative Mohammed Dahlan of exploiting the death of political activist Nizar Banat to incite protests against the Palestinian Authority. The allegation came as Palestinians continued for the third straight day to protest the death of Banat, 44, who was allegedly beaten to death by PA security officers who raided his home to arrest him last Thursday.

Leaders of Hamas and other Palestinian factions have called on Palestinians in the West Bank to take to the streets to protest against the death of the activist. Denouncing the PA security forces as “guards of [Israeli] settlements,” the faction leaders also called for an end to security coordination between the Palestinian security forces and the IDF. “This dangerous development will not go unnoticed,” senior Hamas official Khalil al-Hayya said, adding that his group welcomes all those who took to the streets to demonstrate against the PA and its security forces. “Several parties, especially Hamas and Mohammed Dahlan, are taking advantage of the incident to incite against the PA leadership,” a senior official told The Jerusalem Post. “We will now allow anyone to spread anarchy and lawlessness in the West Bank to serve the agendas of outside parties.”

more............ https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/pa-hamas-dahlan-behind-anti-abbas-protests-672097
 
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