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Arabs flying Hamas flags clashed with police on the temple mount, May 7, 2021.

The Israel Defense Forces said Wednesday that special forces arrested a senior Hamas leader in the Palestinian Authority capital city of Ramallah.

Sheikh Jamal al-Tawil is accused of establishing a Hamas headquarters in Ramallah, in addition to actively organizing riots.


In Gaza, Hamas spokesperson Hazem Qassem confirmed the arrest. “The occupation forces’ arrested of movement leader Jamal al-Tawil will not quell the voice of resistance in the West Bank,” Qassem said.

“Dozens” of Hamas operatives have been arrested in PA-controlled Judea and Samaria over the past few weeks, Ynet reported.


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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.