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Hamas leaders detained in Israeli raid

March 27, 2013 at 11:35 AM   |   Comments

HEBRON, West Bank, March 27 (UPI) -- Five leaders of Hamas in the West Bank city of Hebron were arrested Wednesday during a raid by Israeli forces, local residents say.

The detentions were made after Israeli forces ransacked several homes of Hamas leaders, Ma'an news agency reported.

It was not known where the detainees were taken.

In a separate incident in Hebron, Israeli soldiers stormed a house and forced 15 members of a family to relocate to the first floor of the home. The soldiers then set up a base on the third floor of the home.

Later in the day, Israeli detention officials announced the release of Hamas lawmaker Nayef Al-Rujub.

Al-Rujub, from Hebron had been held in administrative detention for two and a half years after being arrested in December 2010.

He has spent a total of about 10 years in Israeli detention facilities.

Some 14 Palestinian lawmakers are still being held in Israeli prisons, the detainee center said in a statement.

Topics: Hamas
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