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Israel Arrests Hamas Cabinet Minister

Israeli police on Thursday detained a Cabinet minister in the Palestinians’ new Hamas-led government, Palestinian and Israeli officials said. Khaled Abu Arafa, minister of Jerusalem affairs, was detained along with his bodyguard on his way to Izzariya, a West Bank suburb of Jerusalem, where he was to sign off on furniture and office equipment from his predecessor, Ziad Abu Zayyad, a moderate. Paramilitary police stopped Abu Arafa’s car at a checkpoint at the entrance to Izzariya, said Ahmed Jalajel, a photographer for the Arabic Al-Quds daily, who was in the car with the minister when he was taken into custody. Full Story

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