World Bulletin/News Desk
Palestinian resistance group Hamas on Wednesday dismissed as "politically motivated" charges against a senior group leader held by security forces in the West Bank.
"The charges are politically driven and seek to tarnish the reputation of the group and its leaders," Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhum said in a statement.
A court in the West Bank city of Nablus earlier today extended the extension of Hamas leader Nazeh Abo Oun by 15 days on charges of resisting security forces.
"The charges against Abo Oun are part of a media and security campaign against Hamas," Barhum said.
Hamas accuses the Palestinian Authority's security forces of targeting its members and supporters as part of "security coordination" with Israel.
Last month, Hamas signed a reconciliation deal with Fatah, which controls the PA, to end their years-long rift.
The reconciliation deal led to the formation of a national unity government which was sworn in last week.Last Mod: 12 Haziran 2014, 11:53