Wednesday, Feb. 10
Latest News
  1. Knesset approves divisive 'NGO transparency bill' in first reading
  2. Israeli settler wounded in Gush Etzion stabbing
  3. Foreign press voices dismay as Israel alleges media bias
  4. Hamas fighter killed in week's 2nd deadly tunnel collapse
  5. PLO condemns Hamas military wing for execution in Gaza Strip
  6. 2 Palestinian girls detained after alleged stabbing attempts
  7. Suspended Palestinian MKs slam Netanyahu's 'incitement'
  8. Palestinian dies from swine flu in Israeli hospital
  9. Israel demolishes Palestinian homes in Nablus-area 'firing zone'
  10. Reports: Israeli police thwart arms smuggler at Israeli crossing

Israel arrests senior PA officials in Jerusalem

Jan. 24, 2013 4:34 P.M. (Updated: Jan. 24, 2013 6:27 P.M.)
JERUSALEM (Ma’an) -- Israeli authorities detained two senior Palestinian Authority officials on Thursday in occupied East Jerusalem, the PA's deputy prisoners minister said.

Ziyad Abu Ain said Israeli forces took Maher Ghnaim, the Palestinian minister of public works, and Mahmoud Khalideh, the deputy minister of information, to the Russian compound in Jerusalem.

Abu Ain told Ma'an that the prisoner affairs ministry dispatched a legal team to the detention facility to seek their release.

The circumstances of the arrests were not immediately clear, and calls to the Israeli police went unanswered Thursday.
Powered By: HTD Technologies
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2016