• September 5, 2015

6 Faculty Members at a Palestinian University Are Arrested for Suspected Hamas Ties

The Palestinian security services have arrested six faculty members and a student at An-Najah University, in Nablus, for ties to a charity that is suspected of being a Hamas front.

Among those arrested is Ghassan Khaled, a law professor released by Israel last November after being held for 20 months without trial in administrative detention.

Mr. Khaled told The Chronicle after his last detention that he was against violence and fully committed to peace and dialogue with Israel. He said he did not understand the suspicions against him.

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights called for the detainees' immediate release.

The center said in a written statement that it "condemns the continued arbitrary arrests and illegal detentions of members of Hamas by Palestinian security services in the West Bank, as these arrests and detentions are in violation of law."


1. bnmoore - August 04, 2010 at 04:20 pm

Good step forward for the Palestinian security services...to root out the terrorists within...like Hamas.

2. mmeisens - August 04, 2010 at 06:43 pm

It is about time that the PA acted with some morality. I doubt this will last or will matter. In the end there is not sense in negotiating with Holocaust deniers.

3. performance_expert2 - August 05, 2010 at 07:35 am

#2, Your generalization and bigotry astounds. Possible you will utilize a second meme, being?

4. merlot - August 05, 2010 at 02:02 pm

Actually, yours does.

5. eslombard - August 06, 2010 at 09:29 pm

These matters are so tricky. I understand that early on the US and Israel encouraged the just emerging Hamas. When the Gazans were finally aware and disgusted with all the self-serving and self-enriching corruption of Arafat, the public voted their revulsion, not for the Hamas we see now. But too late; now they're stuck. It's a universal theme ; almost every dictator begins by promising his people the moon, and then, like Chavez in Venezuela, there's no getting rid of them. If the Gazans could vote freely today, it is very doubtful that Hamas would win. Meanwhile, it ingratiates the public with all manner of goodies and maintains power by mythologizing enemies.

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