Israel arrests senior Hamas leader in West Bank
The Israeli military on Tuesday detained senior West Bank Hamas leader and lawmaker Omar Abdul Razek, 58, sources in the fundamentalist movement said.
The sources said an Israeli army unit raided Abdul Razek's home in the city of Salfit shortly after midnight, confiscating his personal computer, mobile phones and camera before leading him away, DPA reported.
Abdul Razek served as minister of finance in the first Hamas-led government established after the 2006 legislative elections swept by Hamas. He was arrested along with most of Hamas lawmakers in 2006 but released in 2009.
Three other Palestinian lawmakers are in Israeli prisons, including two from Fatah, Marwan Barghouti and Jamal Tirawi, along with the secretary general of the leftist Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, Ahmad Saadat.