A spokesman for Hamas’ armed wing has stated that PA security forces in the West Bank will be dealt with as occupying forces. The statement came as a response to a standoff between the PA and Hamas in Qalqilya, that ended with three people dead. Earlier, a Palestinian Authority (PA) security officer was killed by a grenade thrown by the Hamas men, who were holed up in a building in the vicinity of the local Bank of Palestine branch.
Read: Maan News, “Hamas vows to fight PA security forces as if they were Israelis”, 4 June 2009,http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=211007
In Ramallah, three Hamas men have been sentenced to jail for among others, incitement towards the PA.
Read: Maan News, “PA military court sentences Hamas men to three years”, 4 June 2009,