RAMALLAH, Palestine

Israeli forces on Tuesday detained leading Hamas member Khaled al-Hajj in the West Bank city of Jenin, according to his wife.

“An Israeli force raided our home in Al-Jabriyat neighborhood and detained my husband,” the wife, who did not provide her name, said.

The cause of the detention remains unclear.

Al-Hajj, 55, was arrested several times before, and spent a total of 15 years in Israeli prisons.

According to Hamas sources, Al-Hajj was released from prison less than a year ago.

*Writing by Mahmoud Barakat

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