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Israel Warns Hamas Leaders Not to Run in Elections in West Bank

MEMO | January 28, 2021

Israeli intelligence services have started to warn Hamas officials in the occupied West Bank not to participate in the upcoming Palestinian elections, sources within the movement revealed on Wednesday.

According to the sources, the Israelis first summoned senior Hamas official Sheikh Omar Al-Barghouti to speak with intelligence officers at Ofer Detention Centre. While he was there, Al-Barghouti, who lives in the Ramallah neighborhood of Coper, was “asked” not to take part in the presidential, legislative and National Council elections. The Hamas leader was only released from prison a few weeks ago.

Several other Hamas officials and senior members have also been “asked” the same thing by the Israelis. The sources said that some were asked on the telephone and others were also summoned to detention centers or military bases to be interrogated on this issue.

Al-Barghouti has spent a total of 30 years in Israeli prisons. He is the brother of Nael Al-Barghouti, who has been held by Israel for more than 40 years.

In 2018, the Israeli occupation forces arrested Al-Barghouti and his wife. During the same raid, they not only killed his son but also demolished his house.

Previous warnings from Israeli intelligence to Hamas have included telling officials not to get involved in reconciliation talks with Fatah.

In 2006, Hamas won the parliamentary and municipal elections in the occupied Palestinian territories. Israel, Fatah, Arab states and the West, including the US, refused to accept the victory before going on to help Fatah oust Hamas in the West Bank and impose a strict siege on Gaza.

January 28, 2021 - Posted by | Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism | , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. Arrogant, impudent sons-of-bitchin’ Zionists….

    “Divide and conquer” — will the Palestinians allow this to happen?

    “..Nael Al-Barghouti…has been held by Israel for more than 40 years.” Jesus….

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    Comment by roberthstiver | January 29, 2021 | Reply

  2. Israel….past masters of Election rigging. Just look at how they control elections in the USA. No President gets elected in the USA without claiming he is a Zionist, or a Great Friend of Israel, or some other groveling statement about “our Greatest Ally”, or Great friend Israel(which is bleeding the USA dry) while millions of Americans live on the streets.
    Apparently, Socialism for Israel is a wonderful thing, but Socialism for Americans is “Un-American”.

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    Comment by brianharryaustralia | January 29, 2021 | Reply


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