Two Palestinians killed in Gaza as Israel kidnaps senior Hamas members
An Israeli air strike killed two Palestinians in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, Reuters reported. The two were members of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, an offshoot of Fatah movement.
Meanwhile, Israeli forces nabbed at least seven of Hamas's political leaders in the West Bank in a pre-dawn arrest sweep Thursday, Hamas officials and relatives said. The Israeli military, according to the AP, said 20 Palestinians had been detained overnight.
The detainees in this latest raid include Nasser Shaer, a former Palestinian deputy prime minister, and several Hamas lawmakers, Hamas officials and relatives said. Some of them were detained and released in past raids.