Abbas orders security forces deployment in Jenin to counter Hamas influence

Palestinian Authority President
Mohammad Abbas
President Mahmoud Abbas. (File photo: Jordan News)
RAMALLAH — Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas has issued orders for his security forces to deploy in Jenin, according to media sources. The decision to commence immediate deployment was made during an internal PA discussion in Ramallah. اضافة اعلان

Maj. Gen. Majed Faraj, the head of Palestinian intelligence, reportedly emphasized the urgency of the situation, warning that Hamas could potentially gain control over Jenin, similar to its domination of Gaza in 2007, according to an Israeli media outlet.

Reprimand and concerns
High-ranking sources in Ramallah revealed that President Abbas strongly reprimanded the security officials for their failure to maintain control over the refugee camp and the city of Jenin.

Specifically, he pointed out their inability to protect two Fatah leaders, Mahmoud Al-Aloul and Azzam Al-Ahmad, who were expelled from the funeral of Palestinians killed during Israeli army operations in Jenin.

Reconstruction aid linked to security
To receive the pledged reconstruction aid funds of $15 million from the UAE and $30 million from Algeria, a significant change in security within the Jenin area was deemed necessary.

The PA committed to implementing this change, particularly in light of the town and its camp being destroyed. However, the internal division within the Fatah movement in Jenin poses a challenge to the execution of the new security policy.

President Abbas has ordered his security forces to enter the city without encountering any resistance.

Fatah's response and concernsFatah regional committees have recently held meetings with Palestinian Authority security officers, urging immediate action to dismantle the infrastructure being established by Hamas in the West Bank.

Committee members allege that Hamas aims to take control of the entire West Bank and incite the public to engage in clashes with security officials.

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