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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.

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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 Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.