Gaza, ALRAY - Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh agreed with Fatah official Azzam al-Ahmad to open an inquiry into the attack against former minister Wasfi Qabha.
Media advisor to the prime minister, Taher el-Nono, said Saturday on his Facebook page that he called al-Ahmad a telephone on this issue.
Masked men on Wednesday stopped the car of the Hamas lawmaker at the southern entrance to Jenin City, north of the occupied West Bank, smashed his car, and beat him with clubs.
Wasfi Qabha’s wife explained to local media that he was on the way from Nablus to Jenin, and that the assailants left her husband with fractures to a leg bone, and bruises through his body.
Qabha repeatedly pronounced his opposition to the Palestinian Authority's political arrests against political activists with Islamic affilation in the West Bank.
His wife said in an earlier report that he suffered previous car arson attacks and verbal insults.
First Speaker for Palestinian Legislative Council Aziz Dweik previously called on the Ramallah authorities to go after any suspect perpetrators.