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IDF Arrests Five Hamas Leaders in Hevron

The Israeli army arrested six Hamas leaders in Hebron on Wednesday morning, an IDF spokesman confirmed.
By Arutz Sheva staff
First Publish: 3/27/2013, 11:23 PM

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The Israeli army arrested six Hamas leaders in Hebron on Wednesday morning, an IDF spokesman confirmed.

An IDF spokesman told the AFP news agency that, "six people were arrested and taken for security questioning," but gave no further details.

The detainees were identified as Muhammad Natsha, Abdul-Khaliq Hasan Natsha, Muhammad Tahsin Shawar, Amjad Hamouri and Jawad Muhammad al-Jaabari. 

Muhammad Natsha, a top Hamas official, previously spent six months in Israeli custody, but was later released without being charged.  

Meanwhile, the army on Wednesday released Nayef al-Rujub, another top Hamas leader, who had been in prison for two and a half years.