Number of West Bankers who refuse to comply with summonses on the rise

[ 10/08/2011 – 04:56 PM ]

RAMALLAH, (PIC)– The number of Palestinian citizens who jointed the youth campaign against summonses issued arbitrarily by the Palestinian authority security apparatuses in the West Bank has risen since the signing of the national reconciliation agreement between Hamas and Fatah factions.

A Palestinian youth campaign active in the West Bank documented about 100 cases in which Palestinian citizens refused to comply with wanton summonses issued against them to go to headquarters of security apparatuses for interrogation.

One of the activists in this campaign told Quds Press on condition of anonymity that since Hamas and Fatah signed a reconciliation agreement in Cairo, the PA security apparatuses have escalated the summonses significantly against West Bank citizens.

He noted that many cases of summonses were posted on a facebook page established by Palestinian young men.

He also pointed out that in some cases, the PA security apparatuses used pressures against those who rejected the summonses, where they kidnapped brothers of journalist Majdoleen Hassouna and physically assaulted young men and their families because of their refusal.

In a related incident, the PA preventive security forces summoned on Wednesday many citizens who participated in a reception ceremony held in Tubas city to celebrate the release of prisoner Ashraf Daraghmeh from an Israeli jail.

Eyewitnesses told the Palestinian information center (PIC) that the campaign of summonses is still ongoing in the city and all citizens are interrogated about who printed the photos of prisoner Daraghmeh and who organized the reception in addition to many other questions related to the reception.

In a separate incident, the preventive security apparatus on Tuesday evening kidnapped Abdullah Qakur, a noted Hamas figure in Tarqumiya town west of Al-Khalil city, after summoning him for interrogation.

Informed sources reported that an officer from the preventive security phoned Qakur shortly after sunset yesterday and told him to come over to the headquarters or else they would send a force to detain him from his home.

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