Yet another violent clash between Hamas members and Palestinian Authority (PA) security forces casts further doubt on the supposed "unity" behind the recent Hamas-Fatah reconciliation, which led to the swearing in of a unity government last Monday. Hamas members held a rally in Ramallah in Samaria on Monday evening, protesting in support of hunger-striking jailed terrorists. The terrorist organization has vowed violence against Israel over the issue.
PA security forces allegedly broke up the rally and "assaulted" the Hamas members, including Hamas leader Hassan Yousef, according to the Arab Ma'an News Agency. The Judea and Samaria-based news source added that three Arab journalists also came in for "assault" by PA security forces.