The Israeli military stated Wednesday it has arrested a Hamas chief within the occupied West Financial institution accused of organising a base for the Palestinian Islamist group within the territory.
Particular forces arrested Sheikh Jamal al-Tawil within the metropolis of Ramallah late Tuesday, the military stated.
It stated Tawil “took an lively half in organising violent riots” and “the re-establishment of the Hamas headquarters in Ramallah”.
Hamas spokesperson Hazem Qassem in Gaza confirmed the arrest.
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“The occupation forces’ arrest of motion chief Jamal al-Tawil is not going to quell the voice of resistance within the West Financial institution,” he stated.
The arrest got here after a Might 21 Egyptian-brokered ceasefire halted 11 days of lethal bombardment between Israel and Hamas, following a spike in tensions in Jerusalem.
On Wednesday, Iyad al-Bozom, spokesperson for the Hamas-run inside ministry in Gaza, stated two extra Hamas combatants died whereas dismantling Israeli ordnance within the enclave.
Israel has arrested dozens of Hamas members in previous weeks within the West Financial institution, together with a number of who had deliberate to run in Palestinian elections scheduled for late Might however postponed by president Mahmud Abbas.
Palestinian protests have erupted throughout the West Financial institution since early Might, with 30 Palestinians killed in clashes with Israeli forces and in alleged assaults.
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