Palestinian Authority arrests 13 Hizb ut-Tahrir members in crackdown
GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — The Hizb ut-Tahrir movement said Friday that the Palestinian Authority is still cracking down on its members, arresting 13 in the last week.
A spokesman for the Islamist party said that the arrests occurred after the party had distributed a statement last week in West Bank cities and villages.
Nine of those arrested are from the Jenin district, three from Ramallah and one from near Salfit.
The party has called for the immediate release of all prisoners and an end to PA suppression of the movement.
In early July 2011, Palestinian security forces imposed restrictions on demonstrations organized by Hizb ut-Tahrir commemorating the 90th anniversary of the collapse of the Muslim caliphate.
PA forces arrested twenty two of the groups members following the demonstration.