Top Hamas commander arrested in West Bank

Maher Uda, 47, a senior commander in Hamas’s armed wing in the occupied territory, was captured overnight in the West Bank political capital of Ramallah, the spokesman said.

“He had been on the wanted list since the end of the 1990s for his implication in a series of suicide attacks in Israel which claimed 70 lives,” the military spokesman told AFP.

Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhum said the arrest was “the fruit of dangerous security coordination between the Palestinian Authority and the (Israeli) occupation, because he was wanted and hunted by both parties.”
“The continuation of this security coordination is going to bury reconciliation alive because it comes in the context of uprooting Hamas and strengthening Fatah,” he told AFP.

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