PA: Hamas Plans 'Civil War'

PA security forces find a cache of Hamas rockets in Ramallah.

Gil Ronen, | updated: 20:37

Hamas training camp
Hamas training camp

Seventeen rockets and two rocket launchers were recently seized from the hands of Hamas men in Ramallah, a spokesman for the Palestinian Authority security forces said Wednesday. Reports did not specify what kind of rockets these were.

Adnan Damiri, spokesman for the security forces in Judea and Samaria, told a news conference in Ramallah that the security forces discovered Hamas arms caches and money in both Ramallah and Shechem in recent weeks. These were not intended to be used against Israel, Damiri said, but against the PA, in order to undermine its rule in Judea and Samaria.

Hamas was plotting to "start a civil war" in Judea and Samaria, he claimed.

Senior Hamas official Mousa Abu Marzouk said in statements from Damascus Wednesday that the organization will not hold any talks with Fatah before the release of Hamas prisoners held in PA jails.

"We cannot hold any reconciliation talks in light of the current conditions in the Palestinian Authority " he said, according to a report on EarthTimes. "Fatah and the PA have to release the prisoners who are on hunger strike in its jails."

Damiri, on his side, said the Hamas prisoners have ended their hunger strike and were treated well.