Israeli forces round up 33 Hamas officials on West Bank including Palestinian education minister
May 24, 2007
In addition to the minister, Nasser e-Din Shear, the Hamas mayors of Nablus and Qalqilya, local council heads and several members of parliament were detained Wednesday night, May 23.
Three missiles fired early Thursday from Gaza.
The Israeli air force also struck three Hamas-related targets
in Gaza. DEBKAfile’s military sources report that after the kidnap of
Gilead Shalit last June, Israel rounded up scores of Hamas officials on the
West Bank and in Jerusalem - to no avail. Our sources add that the officials
arrested this time too are not involved in the missile offensive waged by Hamas
military chiefs in the Gaza.