Thursday, March 19, 2009

Palestine: Israel arrests ten senior Hamas operatives

Xinhua reports Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said Thursday that ten senior Hamas operatives were arrested in a predawn arrest sweep in the West Bank.

IDF confirmed with Xinhua that all the detainees, four of which were Hamas legislative council members, were taken for questioning by security forces.

The detentions could be part of an attempt to exert further pressure on Hamas to release Israeli captive Gilad Shalit, following the failure of recent efforts to win his release.
Published by Mike Hitchen, Mike Hitchen Consulting
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