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  אלול 2, 5771 , 01/09/11

PA Sources Claim: IDF Arrested Hamas Official

The Palestinian Authority-based Ma’an news agency is reporting that IDF forces arrested Hassan Youssef, a senior Hamas official in Judea and Samaria on Wednesday.

According to the report Youssef, who was just recently freed from an Israeli prison, was arrested while trying to cross the Za’atara crossing south of Shechem.

Senior Hamas official Ahmad Bahar condemned the arrest and said that Israel’s policy of targeting lawmakers “will not break the will of the Palestinian people.”

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