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Hamas condemns ‘oppressive’ trials of Palestinians in Saudi Arabia

March 10, 2020 at 11:22 am

Prison cells, 10 March 2020 [Daniel/Flickr]

Hamas yesterday condemned the “oppressive” and “void” trials of Palestinians imprisoned in Saudi Arabia, a statement said.

“With great sorrow and regret Hamas followed up the unfair trials and false charges filed by the Saudi authorities against a number of Palestinians, who have never committed any felony, offence or crime,” the statement said.

“According to the Saudi State Security, they are guilty because of their support for the Palestine cause and defence of Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa Mosque.”

The statement continued: “Hamas vehemently condemns the detention of Palestinians and a number of noble Arabs and calls for their immediate release.”

On Sunday, Saudi Arabia held the first hearing for 68 Palestinians and Jordanians held in its prisons and accused them of “supporting and funding terror”, as well as “affiliation to a terror entity”.

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