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Palestinian activist Amro arrested by Israel in Hebron

Police arrested the Palestinian activist Issa Amro in Hebron for organizing a violent protest against Israeli troops in the West Bank city last week, a police spokesperson says.

Issa Amro, who leads the 'Youths Against Settlements' organization, criticizes the Israeli government and Hebron's Jewish settlers in the old city on Nov. 5, 2015. (Judah Ari Gross/Times of Israel)
Issa Amro, who leads the ‘Youths Against Settlements’ organization, criticizes the Israeli government and Hebron’s Jewish settlers, in the Old City, November 5, 2015. (Judah Ari Gross/Times of Israel)

Amro, who runs the Youths Against Settlements group, escaped from IDF troops that tried to arrest him on Friday during the protest, but was found and arrested in a joint IDF-Israel Police search earlier today, according to spokesperson Luba Samri.

He is being charged with organizing an illegal protest and has been taken to the Hebron police station for questioning, Samri adds.

— Judah Ari Gross

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