January 20th, 2012
02:05 AM ET

Report: Israeli forces arrest Palestinian parliamentary speaker

Israeli forces arrested Palestinian parliamentary speaker Aziz Dweik near the West Bank on Thursday night, the official Palestinian news agency reported.

Dweik was arrested at a checkpoint while on his way to the West Bank city of Hebron, according to WAFA, the official Palestinian Authority news agency.

The Hamas-supported speaker of the Palestinian Legislative Council was handcuffed, blindfolded and detained for two hours before he was officially arrested and taken to an undisclosed location, according to the news agency.

CNN could not immediately get a response from Israeli authorities. The news agency did not say the reason for his arrest.

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soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Cybersniper

    Why would they give a reason for an arrest. Do they always i want to go there and get arrested for nothing and do a life term for some little dumb crap offense

    January 20, 2012 at 2:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Mercenary for Hire

      @ Cybersniper – You are a complete IDIOT !! Aziz Dweik is the Hamas-supported speaker of the Palestinian Legislative Council. The key word here is Hamas. Do you even know what Hamas is? Did you ever hear of a terrorist organization? Does that sound familiar? Or are you simply siding with the terrorists, you MORON?

      January 20, 2012 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
  2. They gave the reason for his arrest

    He's not a jew.

    January 20, 2012 at 5:42 am | Report abuse |
  3. Hey, They gave the reason for his arrest.....

    .....show your anti-semitism a litlle more. We didn't fully get it from your stupid post.

    January 20, 2012 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  4. BOMBO ©

    "The news agency did not say the reason for his arrest." Well, how about he's a terrorist dirtbag. Isn't that a valid reason?

    January 20, 2012 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |