Saturday, December 04, 2004
Israel arrests 12 Palestinian activists, including local Hamas leader. (Via LGF)
JERUSALEM (AFP) - Twelve wanted Palestinian activists, including a local leader of the Islamic militant group Hamas, were arrested by the Israeli army overnight in the West Bank.
The local Hamas leader, Rami Abdelatif Mohammad Tayah, 26, was arrested in the northern town of Tulkarem along with six other activists.
He has been wanted by the Israeli army since 2002 after being accused of links to a suicide attack in March that year at an Israeli hotel in Netanya which killed 30 people.