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.FULL STORY