Shtayyeh’s family holds PA accountable for his life
The Palestinian detainee's family condemned, in a statement, the assault and arrest of its son and his companion by the security forces.
Palestinian Authority (PA) security services arrested Musab Shtayyeh, a Palestinian who is wanted by the Israeli occupation forces (IOF), in the city of Nablus, occupied West bank, in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
Local sources said that a security force arrested Shtayyeh, along with two others, from downtown Nablus.
In protest of the arrest of Shtayyeh by the Palestinian Authority, young men from Nablus are burning rubber tires, and a number of camps in Nablus are witnessing demonstrations calling for Shatyyeh's release.
Shatyyeh's family condemned, in a statement, the assault and arrest of its son and his companion by the security forces, as it "categorically dismissed" handing over Musab to the security force thus refuting the PA's narrative, holding it “full responsibility for the life of our hero son”.
The family also demanded to check on Musab Shtayyeh’s health after being assaulted by the security forces.
It is noteworthy that Shtayyeh is a liberated prisoner, and Israeli occupation forces have repeatedly threatened to assassinate his father.
In the wake of the arrests, Palestinian factions in Gaza and the resistance groups in the occupied West Bank condemned the arrest of Shtayyeh and his companions by the Palestinian Authority.
Hamas denounced the operation and demanded the immediate release of the men.
“This is a new stain on the [Palestinian] Authority and the black record of its security coordination,” Hamas said in a statement.
The Palestinian Popular Resistance Movement stated that the arrest of Shtayyeh by "PA's security forces, represents an insult to our people's struggle, and a continuation of the approach of security coordination with the Zionist occupation, and the pursuit of resistance leaders."
Meanwhile, according to the Palestinian health ministry, at least 97 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli occupation forces this year, including teens and Al Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh.
It is also worth mentioning that many of the IOF’s arrests in recent months have concentrated on Nablus and Jenin.