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Islamic Jihad accuses Palestinian Authority of collusion with Israel

In the aftermath of a security sweep, Islamic Jihad leaders in the West Bank say the Palestinian Authority is working with Israel to crack down on its activities in Jenin.
Khader Adnan (C), a member of Islamic Jihad, stands in a vehicle upon his arrival in the West Bank village of Arabe near Jenin after his release from an Israeli prison April 17, 2012. Adnan, a prisoner who refused food for 66 days before agreeing to a deal under which he was released late on Tuesday, was greeted by hundreds of supporters when he reached his hometown in the West Bank. Picture taken April 17, 2012. REUTERS/Abed Omar Qusini (WEST BANK - Tags: POLITICS) - RTR30VOO
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JENIN — On Nov. 25, Israeli occupation forces arrested two senior Islamic Jihad members, Ghassan and Suhaib al-Saadi, in the Jenin refugee camp in the northern West Bank. Following this incident, Islamic Jihad stepped up its accusations directed at the Palestinian security forces, claiming the latter was targeting the movement.

The arrest of the two men came just hours after Palestinian security forces had failed to detain them. During the same raid, the Israeli forces also failed to detain the most prominent wanted Islamic Jihad member, Sheikh Bassam al-Saadi, an influential Islamic Jihad leader who is currently being pursued by Israeli forces. Bassam, who is the brother of Ghassan and the father of Suhaib, was not present in any of the family's homes in the camp at dawn on Nov. 25.

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