Israel accused of sabotaging Hamas-Fatah reconciliation

20 members of Hamas were arrested this morning (Photo: IDF)

20 members of Hamas were arrested this morning (Photo: IDF)

Israeli authorities have been accused of sabotaging rumoured Hamas-Fatah reconciliation attempts, after 20 members of Hamas were arrested in a West Bank raid earlier today.

The raid, which occurred early this morning, including the arrest of three Palestinian parliamentarians.

According to a report in the Jerusalem Post, Hamas spokesperson Fawzi Barhoum said the move "would not obstruct Hamas’s role in defending Palestinians and their lands and holy sites.”

Israeli leaders have not yet disclosed details of the arrest.

Last updated: 6:08pm, February 4 2013