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Islamic Jihad calls for rally in Gaza against political arrests in West Bank

August 4, 2023 at 9:08 am

Palestinian police in the West Bank city of Ramallah. [ABBAS MOMANI/AFP/Getty Images]

The Islamic Jihad movement has called for mass protests in support of the Palestinian resistance and to denounce the political arrests carried out by the Palestinian Authority’s security services in the occupied West Bank.

The movement said in a statement that the protests will also come as an affirmation of national unity and an expression of the rejection of the blockade imposed on the Gaza Strip.

Islamic Jihad added that the march will be held today and start immediately after the Friday prayer outside the Great Omari Mosque in Gaza and head to Palestine Square, where its political bureau member, Khaled Al-Batsh, will give a speech.

The Palestinian Authority’s security services recently launched a campaign of arrests targeting members of the Al-Quds Brigades, the military wing of the Islamic Jihad movement, in the occupied West Bank.

Israeli media has said the measure comes in agreement with Israeli occupation authorities.

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