Israeli forces arrest senior Hamas official in the West Bank
Israeli occupation forces raided the home of senior Hamas leader in the occupied West Bank, Hassan Yousef, 65, on Sunday evening and arrested him, the Safa news agency reported.
According to Safa, a large number of Israeli soldiers attacked the town of Betonya on the outskirts of Ramallah and broke into Yousef’s house, before arresting him.
Sheikh Hassan Yousef, a prominent Hamas leader in the occupied West Bank, was arrested last night by Israeli occupation forces who savagely raided his home in the middle of the night in the town of Beitunia. pic.twitter.com/NvG7nbzrY6
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Yousef, who is an MP, was released in July 2020 after spending 10 months in administrative detention in Israeli jails.
According to Safa News, Yousef has spent a total of 21 years in Israeli jails, most of them in administrative detention.
Hamas condemns the arrest of Hassan Yousef https://t.co/PcmwD5lKgh
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He suffers from several chronic illnesses, including hypertension and diabetes, and requires ongoing medical care.
Palestinian factions have condemned the detention of Yousef, who they say is being held for no other reason than to incarcerate him in administrative detention.
(MEMO, PC, Social networks)