Senior Hamas official arrested in Cairo

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September 19, 2010 11:48

 
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Mahmoud Dababash, a senior Hamas official in the Gaza Strip, was recently arrested by Egyptian security officials in Cairo's airport, Channel 10 news reported Sunday.

According to Hamas's news media, Dababash, also known as Abu Radwan, is responsible for the general security of the terror group, intelligence operations and weapon and equipment smuggling into Gaza.

Hamas threatened that Dababash's arrest will lead to a deterioration in relations with Egypt and called for his release, according to Palestinian news agency Ma'an.

"We will operate in a manner which will force the Egyptian leadership to release Abu Radwan," Hamas said in a statement.

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