PA confiscates archive of Hamas’s armed wing
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PA confiscates archive of Hamas’s armed wing

Intelligence agency storms West Bank apartment, taking documents and hardware

Elhanan Miller is the former Arab affairs reporter for The Times of Israel

Members of Al-Qassam Brigades give a press conference in Gaza, December 2010 (photo credit: Mohammed Othman / Flash90)
Members of Al-Qassam Brigades give a press conference in Gaza, December 2010 (photo credit: Mohammed Othman / Flash90)

The Palestinian Authority has managed to confiscate the entire archive of Hamas’s military wing in an early morning raid on Tuesday, Ma’an news agency reported.

The Preventative Security Force, one of the PA’s intelligence agencies, found the secret archive, belonging to the Izz Ad-Din Al-Qassam Brigades, in a residential apartment in the West Bank city of Nablus, an unnamed source told Ma’an.

Documents, computers and CDs were confiscated by the security agency, as was a large quantity of ammunition, Ma’an reported.

No additional information was available about the intelligence collected or the circumstances of the raid.

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