West Bank mother released in November hostage deal re-arrested, Palestinians say

Official Palestinian news outlet Wafa says several people have been arrested by Israeli troops in the town of Kobar overnight, including Hanan Barghouti, a 59-year-old mother released from Israeli detention in November as part of a deal to free hostages held by Hamas in Gaza.

Five others, most of them members of the extended Barghouti clan, are also arrested during a raid on the Ramallah-area town, Wafa says.

Hanan Barghouti had been the oldest detainee released by Israel in November, according to the Ynet news site. Upon her release, she was recorded waving a Hamas flag and praising the terror group and claimed to defiantly dismiss a warning she would be re-arrested.

“No one can break my will,” she said at the time.

There is no immediate comment from the Israeli military.

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