Publish date26 Oct 2011 - 18:09
Story Code : 68683
New aggressions on Quds

Israeli closed down Palestinian offices

TNA - Beirut
Israeli closed down Palestinian offices
"Israeli" ennemy police had closed down two offices in occupied East Quds, claming that are being used by Hamas and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.

The offices are located in the northern Dahiyat al-Barid neighborhood, while the premises being used by the PFLP were located in Shufat.

But Khaled Zabarqa, who runs Jerusalem for Development, a local housing association which is based in the Dahiyat al-Barid office, said he was "surprised" by the move and denied the organization had any ties with Hamas.

"We have no links to Hamas. We are a development institution which closes the (social) gaps left by the Quds municipality in the Arab sector, which carries out renovations and helps families," he added the organization was seeking legal redress over the closure.

"We are operating in accordance with the law."

Five months ago, "Israeli" police closed down another Palestinian office in Wadi Joz which they said was being used by Hamas.

Israel took over the eastern sector of the city during the 1967 Six Day War and has since banned any Palestinian activity there deemed as "political."
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