Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' forces shut down four Islamic charities and two photocopying shops in the West Bank city of Hebron on Friday for alleged ties to the Hamas movement, a security source said. The crackdown in Hebron followed similar moves in other cities of the occupied West Bank by Abbas.
According to Reuters, a Palestinian security source said the four Hebron charities that were closed were "linked to Hamas fundraising". The photocopying shops had been "publishing incitement against the Palestinian Authority," the source said. There were no arrests.
Meanwhile, Dr. Sami Abu Zuhri, Hamas spokesman in Gaza, said that General Keith Dayton's statement to the Israeli Haaretz newspaper, proves the role played by the US administration in creating discord between Palestinian factions.
General Dayton, was quoted as saying that the Israeli occupation will allow Abbas' security forces to receive 200 bullet-proof vests and 142 vehicles and facilitate the entry of new security recruits who were trained in Jordan.
In a statement to PIC on Friday, Abu Zuhri said that Dayton's revelations expose the role of the PA security agencies which is essentially fighting the resistance on behalf of the Israeli occupation and the US administration.