Hamas is accusing the Palestinian Authority (PA), led by chairman Mahmoud Abbas, of being responsible for the capture of the five terrorists responsible for the brutal shootings of Rabbi Eitam and Naama Henkin last Thursday night near Itamar.
The five members of Hamas were arrested by Israeli security forces following a complex security and intelligence operation.
Ahmed Bahar, one of the leaders of Hamas and deputy chairman of the Palestinian Legislative Council, claimed that the circumstances of the arrest of the terror cell that carried out the "heroic operation", as he put it, contradict Abbas’s remarks in his UN speech of the PA’s intention to halt security coordination with Israel.
“This is another in a series of crimes committed by the security coordination,” he charged and called on all Palestinian organizations to condemn the policy of the Palestinian Authority and to pressure it to halt security coordination with Israel.
Yehia Moussa, the first deputy chairman of the Palestinian Parliament, also condemned the security coordination, calling it a "national crime" and a betrayal of the Palestinian people. "
The Palestinian Authority, according to Moussa, poses a "danger" to the intifada and the unity of Palestinian society, and has sold its religion to the enemy.