World Bulletin / News Desk
Israeli forces launched multiple arrest raids overnight Monday against Hamas affiliates in the occupied West Bank, Hamas sources and locals told Maan news agency.
Hamas leader Rafat Jamil Nasif, 45, was detained in Tulkarem in an arrest raid on his home, sources in the movement said. Nasif's family were forced to stand outside in the cold while sniffer dogs searched his home.
Musab al-Ashqar, Abdullah Ismail al-Khalil and Ammar Jihad Ameir, students at al-Khadouri university, were also arrested in Tulkarem, together with the local Imam's son Qitad Amar Bidawi.
In Nablus, Israeli forces detained a local student leader Mathni Jamil Eshtayeh and students Osama Khalid Yamin and Walid Gamal Asida from An-Najah university, locals said.
Mousa Ahmad Yamin and Abed al-Ghani Ayesh Samara were also detained in nearby villages.
Four people were arrested in Qalandia refugee camp in Ramallah, including two ex-prisoners, and in Hebron two other students were detained.
The latest detentions follow a sweep of arrests of Hamas-affiliated officials in the West Bank over the past week.
Hamas condemned the arrests as a "criminal act."Last Mod: 12 Şubat 2013, 13:19