RAMALLAH, Palestine

Israeli forces arrested a number of Hamas leaders during an overnight raid carried out across the occupied West Bank, according to a Palestinian NGO on Thursday.

In a statement, the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said that six Hamas leaders were arrested from their houses in the southern West Bank city of Hebron.

“The Israeli forces arrested Palestinian Member of Parliament Mohammad al-Nathsheh and former minister Issa Al-Jabari,” it said.

“It also arrested four other Hamas leaders at their houses in the city,” it added.

According to the PPS, the Israeli army also arrested Shatha Hassan, a Palestinian activist,

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