IOF arrest lawmaker Khaled Abu Tous, Hamas leader Mustafa Abu Arra

[ 29/07/2011 – 02:57 PM ]

Lawmaker Khaled Abu Tous

JENIN, (PIC)– IOF troops on Friday morning arrested two Hamas prominent leaders in the districts of Jenin and Toubas; Sheikh Khalid Abu Tous, lawmaker representing Toubas and prominent Hamas leader in Jenin Sheikh Mustafa Abu Arra.

Hamas sources said that IOF troops raided this morning the home of Sheikh Khaled Abu Tous (50 years) in the village of Tamoun to the east of Toubas, they questioned the lawmaker and then took him away.

As well as being an elected lawmaker, Abou Tous is a well-known and respected figure in the Toubas district. He is married and has 4 children. He was detained on several occasions by the occupation authorities.

Meanwhile, IOF troops raided the village of Aqqaba, south of Jenin, and arrested former mayor and prominent Hamas leader in the village, Sheikh Mustafa Abu Arra (55 years) after searching his home.

Abu Arra was released about a year ago after spending two years in administrative detention in occupation jails.

The occupation has lately escalated the arrest campaign against Hamas activists, leaders and lawmakers arresting dozens of them and placing them under administrative detention, without charge or trial.


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