Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said PA leaders aim to block national reconciliation. "This is clear evidence that Fatah's claims about implementing national reconciliation are incorrect. Fatah is trying to hide its political failure, its tense relationship with Arab countries."
The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) condemned the arrests. It called on PA leaders to cease, desist, and comply with rule of law principles.
Palestinian Basic Law prohibits "arresting, checking, detaining or limiting the freedom of any person or preventing his/her movement without a judicial warrant." Political arrests are absolutely forbidden.
Human Rights Watch's Leah Whitson said:
"Israel and the Palestinian Authority are violating international law when they throw Palestinians in jail for months or years without charge or trial..
"Foreign donors supporting Israeli and Palestinian security forces should press for an end to longstanding practices that detainees are risking their lives to protest."
In May, at Israel's behest, Palestinian security forces arrested Zakaria Zubeidi . He's imprisoned uncharged. In early September, he began hunger-striking for justice. He refuses food, water, and medical care.
"I've been in prison for a long time without evidence," he said. "I had a meeting with the doctor in prison. He told me I have three days to live if I don't take water. So the court has decided to kill me."
A PA judge, at Israel's behest, ordered him detained another 19 days. In response, he said he's "been a freedom fighter since (birth), and it's unjust for me to die here." Israel wants him dead and gone.
PA scoundrels execute its orders. They're detaining a martyr. He's committed to die for justice. Freedom Theater managing director Jonatan Stanczak said he's "the person who inspired me to stay in Palestine to join the struggle for freedom against occupation."
Abbas, Fayyad, and like-minded traitors "succeeded in doing what the Israelis didn't: to kill Zakaria. The PA has learned their lesson from the Israelis very well, to the extent that" they're complicit with occupation harshness.
During the second Intifada, he headed the al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigade. In 2006, he co-founded the Jenin refugee camp Freedom Theater with Juliano Mer-Khamis. In April 2011, an unknown gunman killed him. It's no secret who wanted him dead.
Zubeidi decided to resist occupation harshness through theater. Doing so made him an enemy of the state. "Through the theater," he said, "you can talk to the world and give a different message than the way they see us as terrorists."