Sheikh Barghouthi: Israel’s arrests will not intimidate us

Sheikh Barghouthi

RAMALLAH, (PIC) – Senior Hamas official Sheikh Omar al-Barghouthi has affirmed that the recent Israeli arrest campaign against Palestinian national figures in the West Bank will not deter anyone from participating in the coming elections.

In press remarks, Sheikh Barghouthi called for necessarily agreeing on a unified national plan to confront Israel’s targeting of Palestinian leaders in the West Bank in order to protect the citizens’ will and their voices.

The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) at dawn Tuesday kidnaped senior Hamas officials Yasser Mansour (lawmaker) and Sheikh Adnan Asfour from their homes in Nablus city.

The IOF also kidnaped recently Hamas officials Sheikh Khaled al-Hajj and Sheikh Abdul-Baset al-Hajj from their homes in Jenin.

Last January, the Shin Bet intelligence service summoned Sheikh Barghouthi for interrogation and threatened him with imprisonment if he tried to stand for any upcoming elections to be held in the Palestinian arena.

(Source / 17.02.2021)

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