Israeli security forces arrest Abbas guard

Guard suspected of taking part in terrorist activities; no further details on suspicions available

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July 31, 2016 06:35
Mahmoud Abbas

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas meets Israeli delegation in Ramallah, May 17, 2016. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)

 
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Border Police last week arrested a guard who had been protecting Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, security sources in Israel confirmed on Saturday.

The raid overnight Wednesday in the Palestinian village of Beit Anoun, near Hebron, was launched after the guard became suspected of taking part in terrorist activities. The sources refused to disclose any additional details on the suspicions against the guard.

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Separately, security forces arrested two wanted suspects overnight Thursday in the West Bank. One suspect allegedly took part in attacks against civilians and security personnel, while the other is a Hamas member, according to the IDF.

Earlier last week, security forces nabbed 16 suspects in West Bank raids, including seven members of the Kuhla organization, which is affiliated with Hamas, and three members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine terrorist group.

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