Palestinians report Hamas-affiliated politician arrested in Hebron overnight

Palestinian media report that the Hamas-affiliated speaker of the Palestinian Legislative Council Aziz Dweik was arrested by Israeli forces in his hometown of Hebron overnight.

According to the reports, Dweik’s arrest comes just days after he was released from an eight-month stint in detention following his arrest at the start of Israel’s war with Hamas in October 2023.

As a member of Hamas’s political party and the speaker of the largely obsolete Palestinian Legislative Council, Dweik has been arrested by Israel several times over the years. In 2009-2014, the Hamas terror group recognized him as the interim Palestinian Authority president following the end of PA President Mahmoud Abbas’s agreed-upon term, though Abbas continued to serve regardless.

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