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  4/2/2012, Nisan 10, 5772

PA Detains Journalist for a Few Hours

The Palestinian Authority arrested journalist Tareq Khamis of the Zaman Press and released him a few hours later on Sunday, a spokesman for the PA security forces told the Bethlehem-based Ma'an news agency.

The spokesman said Khamis, was arrested on suspicion that he had something to do with the interrogation of another person who was arrested this weekend after criticizing the PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Facebook.