Guilty of the crime of pushing for Palestinian unity
Israel has arrested Hamas activitsts in the West Bank, among them a lawmaker who told Haaretz last week that the Palestinian reconciliation process in which he is involved would allow President Mahmoud Abbas to resume negotiations with Israel.
On Thursday morning Israeli military correspondents reported that during the night, 55 Palestinians had been detained in the West Bank, including Hamas members of the Palestinian Legislative Council. A simple check revealed that not a single member of Hamas' Reform and Change party was detained at night. The non-detainees didn't know how to interpret the early announcement of their detention: a warning,...
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