PNA seizes Hamas weapons depot in West Bank, Hamas denies

10:38, October 23, 2010      

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Palestinian National Authority ( PNA) said Friday that its security forces have seized an arms depot for Islamic Hamas movement in the West Bank city of Ramallah.

Adnan Dameiri, spokesman of the PNA security apparatuses, told Xinhua that the security forces discovered several days ago in Ramallah an arms depot that Hamas movement "illegally has."

"It is the biggest arms depot the security forces find in years, " said Dameiri, adding that PNA has launched a large-scale investigation after seizing huge amounts of arms, including guns and bombs.

However, Hamas movement denied the PNA accusations.

Sami Abu Zuhri, Hamas spokesman in the Gaza Strip told Xinhua that "we deny all such accusations while reiterating the Palestinian right of resistance and having all kinds of weapons to confront the Israeli occupation."

"Declaring that a weapons depot was discovered is an attempt to cover the PNA campaigns against the people of resistance and to obstruct the efforts of reaching an inter-reconciliation," Abu Zuhri said.

Source: Xinhua


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