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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Unity! More Fatah members detained in Gaza by Hamas

I noted yesterday that, even though releasing political prisoners has been the major concrete issue brought up in all the "unity" talks between Fatah and Hamas, each side continues to accuse the other of imprisoning people based on political affiliation.

Yesterday Hamas arrested 9 Fatah members - and today it detained 19 more.

According to Palestine Press Agency, Hamas is forcing those arrested yesterday to stand on one leg for long periods of time and to wear smelly bags over their heads.

So far, the vaunted unity talks have produced exactly nothing.

The next big test will be to see if Hamas and Fatah set up a temporary unified government, as they said they would in late January.