Israel arrests Hamas leaders in West Bank

Israeli forces arrested three prominent Hamas leaders in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron on Friday morning, Palestinian news sources reported.

The arrests come as Palestinian political factions are preparing for Palestinian Authority (PA) legislative elections on 22 May, in which the Hamas movement is expected to win a majority of seats in parliament amid splits inside the rival Fatah movement and PA leadership.

Israeli forces also arrested 55-year-old Issa al-Jabari — the former minister of local government in the short-lived Hamas-formed government after the 2006 elections — and Mazen al-Natsheh, 49, another prominent leader of Hamas in Hebron.

Source Link: https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/israel-palestine-elections-hamas-west-bank-leaders-arrested

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News, stories, and updates from Middle East and from the world. Critical researcher on migrant governance and human rights in Turkey and in the Mid East.