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Hamas: Israel detention campaigns aim to alter  election results

Hamas Detainees Remanded In Custody By Israeli Military Court
Hamas activist Nayef Rajoub (R) and another unidentified activist, make Islamic salutes as five members of the militant Islamic group are brought by Israeli border-police into an Israeli military court for a remand hearing July 5, 2006 at Ofer army base in the West Bank [Brian Hendler/Getty Images]

Hamas said yesterday that detention campaigns carried out by Israeli occupation against Islamic Bloc activists aim to affect the results of the Palestinian election.

Recently, Israeli occupation forces escalated detention campaigns targeting Hamas leaders, members, and activists in the occupied West Bank.

Hamas MP Sheikh Nayef Al-Rajoub said that the Israeli occupation detains Hamas members and holds them under administrative detention.

These detention campaigns aimed at "targeting the will of Palestinian youth, who are at the core of the upcoming elections," Hamas said in a statement.

"We stress that achieving national consensus and partnership is a national priority," Hamas added, reiterated that it "will continue its efforts to rearrange the Palestinian national home on the basis of achieving partnership, ending divisions and setting up a comprehensive, national programme to face off the Israeli occupation and settlement activities."

Hamas called on all free people of the world and parliaments to impose sanctions on the Israeli occupation, which has been targeting Palestinian democracy for years.

"The detention campaigns come as part of a policy adopted by the Israeli occupation since 2006 to undermine the Palestinian political system and exclude any influential Palestinian party that gained legitimacy through the ballot boxes," Hamas concluded.

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