Hamas promised to “open the gates of hell” if the Israeli regime expels its leaders from the West Bank to Gaza in connection with three allegedly missing teens.
Hamas Spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said on Friday that if Tel Aviv realizes its threat of expelling Hamas leaders to Gaza, the regime would be “opening the gates of hell.’
“These revenge tactics are tantamount to collective punishment under international law,” Fuad al-Khufash, the director of Ahrar, a Palestinian rights group, told Al-Jazeera. “They are unjustified and merely serve to alleviate the fears” of the Israelis, he said, specifying that arrests took place in Beit Lahm, al-Khalil, Jenin, Nablus, Ramallah and Tubas.
Palestinian officials from the Hamas resistance movement lashed out at both the Israelis and Head of Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas, who is assisting the Tel Aviv regime in the manhunt operation.
Abbas’s position does not reflect the mood of the Palestinian public, said Abu Zuhri.
The Israeli regime only understands language of kidnapping, Palestinian Liberation Organization’s official Jibril Rajoub said Thursday.
Abbas called the arrests of the people who already spent decades in prison “a blatant infringement on the release agreement”.
Palestinian medics said Friday Mohammed Dudin, 15, was killed in the village of Dura, near the city of al-Khalil in the West Bank.
The Israeli regime said it arrested 25 people overnight in some 200 towns, refugee camps and cities in the West Bank, totaling 330 arrests including 240 from Hamas resistance group.