GAZA, Aug. 1 (Xinhua) -- Gaza rulers of Hamas on Saturday vowed to arrest and prosecute Fatah members who sneaked out to the West Bank through Israeli-controlled borders.
"Anyone who sneaked out from Gaza illegally and with arrangement with the Israeli occupation would be arrested and sent for trial upon return," Hamas Interior Ministry said in a statement.
Tens of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah party members, despite a Hamas ban, succeeded in leaving for the West Bank over the past couple of days to attend Fatah's sixth general conference, due to be held in Bethlehem on Tuesday.
The majority of more than 400 invitees in Gaza was unable to head for Bethlehem as Hamas deployed checkpoints along roads leading to Erez crossing point in northern Gaza Strip.
Some of Fatah activists, including women, disguised in Bedouin and Islamic cloths to avoid the checkpoints or to cross to the Israeli side of the borders via other commercial crossings.
THIS IS NOT A PEOPLE WHO DESERVE A COUNTRY.
NOT IN GAZA, NOT ANYWHERE.
THEY CANNOT WIN ONE AND IT SHOULDN'T BE HANDED TO THEM.
AND DON'T YOU JUST LOVE HOW THE MSM ISN'T REPORTING THIS!?!? THEY ARE ACTIVELY AIDING THE ENEMY. (AS IN THE AL DURA AFFAIR AND JENINGRAD AND SO MUCH ELSE.)
AND ANOTHER THING: THE SANE PEOPLE IN THE WORLD PRETTY MUCH RECOGNIZE THAT HAMAS ARE SCUM. FATAH IS TOO.