Hamas fighters have seized Fatah's senior field commanders in the Gaza Strip, a spokesman for the Islamic group announced Friday.
The spokesman, Abu Obeideh, said the group's men arrested the commander of the National Security organization and of the elite Presidential Guard, along with a senior Fatah spokesman, a lawmaker and six other officials. The men are being interrogated by Hamas, he said on Hamas TV.
After five days of intense fighting, Hamas now controls the entire Gaza Strip.
The United States has imposed new sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project, which still remains under construction