Abu Safiyeh, is a representative of the PLO’s Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) in the Gaza Strip. He was arrested after he published a Facebook post criticizing Hamas’s corruption.
“Fifteen years ago, Hamas raised the slogan of ‘Islam is the solution’ — the solution to liberate all Palestine and not give up an inch;
the solution to eliminate cronyism and corruption;
the solution to bring economic and social security;
the solution to a happy and enjoyable life.
Hamas came to power through deception and after having misled the people. Now, there is rampant corruption [under Hamas]. The corruption is in all institutions, including the judiciary and the police.
Today, the corruption is organized and managed by Hamas.
The corruption is at the top of the pyramid. It is the corruption of politics, the corruption in the administration, the corruption in employment, the corruption in relief aid.
As for economic security, this is a major calamity that befell the Palestinian people in Gaza. Palestinians are lamenting their poverty.
There are no businessmen left. They have either been arrested for unpaid debts or have fled the Gaza Strip, or are standing in line to receive relief aid.
As for Hamas officials and their affiliates, they have become owners of real estate, agencies and companies.”