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  2/12/2013, Adar 2, 5773

PA Sources: 8 Hamas Members Arrested in Samaria

Israeli troops arrested eight members of the Hamas terrorist movement in early-morning raids in Samaria (Shomron), according to Palestinian Authority security sources cited by Agence France Presse on Tuesday.

The sources said that the arrest took place in the city of Shechem and the town of Tulkarm. Among those arrested was Rafat Nassif, a former Hamas spokesman. The Israel Defense Forces confirmed five arrests in Tulkarm.