Saturday, June 23, 2007

Israel seizes top Hamas leader in West Bank

RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - Israeli troops seized a top Hamas militant in the occupied West Bank on Saturday, Israeli military and Palestinian security sources said.

Saleh al-Aruri, who officials said founded Hamas's Qassam Brigades armed wing in the West Bank, was captured by Israeli forces in a village north of Ramallah.

Hamas denounced Aruri's arrest as proof of collusion between Israel and President Mahmoud Abbas's forces who were routed by Hamas in Gaza on June 14......

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