A spokesman of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) on Tuesday accused Palestinian security chiefs of seizing lands in the Gaza Strip.
Salah al-Bardaweil, the Hamas spokesman in the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) told reporters in Gaza that some security chiefs and leaders of armed groups were seizing lands in former settlements Israel left last summer.
"Such an act is stealing in public and is an ethical decline," al-Bardaweil criticized, warning to use law against the thieves and bring them to justice.
Al-Bardaweil said that Hamas leadership had contacted Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and informed him about the illegal seizure of the lands especially in the Mawasi area in southern Gaza.
He said that Abbas rejected such violations and vowed to immediately issue instructions to protect these lands.
Israel completed an evacuation of all Jewish settlements from the Gaza Strip last September, ending 38 years of occupation of the coastal strip since 1967.