IDF arrests 2 PA intelligence officers in Hebron
Palestinian sources identify officers as Ahmed Bhais, Mohamed Abu Eid; arrests made after thorough search of homes in Yatta.
PA police stang guard in West Bank Photo: REUTERS
Two PA intelligence offers were arrested in Yatta, south of Hebron, during an
overnight raid Saturday. The IDF confirmed the suspects were arrested but would
give no further details at this stage.
Palestinian sources identified the
two officers as Ahmed Bhais, 40, and Mohamed Abu Eid, 48.
Bhais is the
director of operations at the PA's General Intelligence Service in
Abu Eid serves as commander of the PA General Intelligence
Service in Yatta.
The sources said IDF soldiers arrested the senior
officers after conducting a thorough search of their homes in
According to the sources, the two PA intelligence officers were
responsible for the arrest of dozens of Hamas supporters in the Hebron area in
the past few years.