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Over 60 Palestinians and Saudis arrested for support to Hamas movement in KSA

Saudi Arabia have arrested more than 60 Palestinians and Saudis on charges of supporting the Palestinian Hamas resistance movement.
Lebanese Arabic-language daily newspaper al-Akhbar cited informed sources who disclosed it on request not to be identified.

It reported that Saudi officials have been conducting a campaign against Saudi nationals and Palestinian expatriates. They have detained dozens of people over affiliation to Hamas in campaign for more than two months.

Most importantly, Saudis now tightly control all remittances of Palestinian fearing it may end up in Hamas hands.

The most prominent figure among those arrested is Dr. Muhammad al-Khudari. He represented Hamas movement in Saudi Arabia between mid-1990s and 2003.

Family members said even though Khudari has left his position long ago, Saudis put him behind the bars under difficult conditions.

Al-Akhbar reported that the campaign coincided with the Saudis’ closure and tight control of bank accounts and ban on sending any money to the Gaza Strip.

Saudi officials have accused them of supporting a terrorist movement and money laundering in support of terrorism and extremism.

Over the past two years, Saudi authorities have deported more than 100 Palestinians from the kingdom. Saudi accused them of supporting Hamas financially, politically or through social networking sites.

Meanwgile, families have begun sending memos to legal bodies to know the fate of their relatives

Furthermore, Riyadh regime has imposed strict control over Palestinian funds in Saudi Arabia since the end of 2017.

Most importantly, Saudis now tightly control all remittances of Palestinian expatriates fearing it may end up in Hamas hands.

Furthermore, money transfer offices are asking the Palestinians to bring forward strong arguments for conversion. They don’t even allow the ceiling of one’s money transfer to exceed $3,000.

Meanwhile, a number of families of the detainees have begun sending memos to legal bodies to know the fate of their relatives. Timing has it Saudi Arabia has worsened its relationship with Hamas to their worst ever level.

On April 30, al-Akhbar reported Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s offer to Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas.

It claimed MBS offered US$ 10 billion in return for accepting US President Donald Trump’s controversial the deal of the century.

Moreover, the Lebanese daily noted that Abbas had turned down the offer, saying supporting the deal equal to the end of his political life.

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