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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Israel closes Hamas and PFLP offices in Jerusalem

Maan reports that Israeli police have closed down offices of Hamas and the Popular Front for the Liberation of 'Palestine' in Jerusalem.
"The Israeli police closed down two offices... that were suspected of being used by the Hamas and the PFLP," police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told AFP.

The office which was allegedly being used by Hamas was in the northern Dahiyat al-Barid neighborhood, while the premises being used by the PFLP were located in Shufat, police said.

But Khaled Zabarqa, who runs Jerusalem for Development, a local housing association which is based in the Dahiyat al-Barid office, said he was "surprised" by the move and denied the organization had any ties with Hamas.

"We have no links to Hamas. We are a development institution which closes the (social) gaps left by the (Jerusalem) municipality in the Arab sector, which carries out renovations and helps families," he told AFP, saying the organization was seeking legal redress over the closure.

"We are operating in accordance with the law."

No, that's not the office at the top of this post. That's Orient House, where Fatah had its (illegal under Oslo) Jerusalem headquarters until a few hours after the Sbarro terror attack.

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At 12:08 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

The reason the Israeli government is finally acting against Palestinian groups headquartered in Jerusalem is there is no longer a "peace process" to preserve. No one in Israel is under any illusion peace will be possible in the future.


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