Palestinians Arrest Eight Islamic Jihad Militants

Published June 18th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

Palestinian security forces arrested eight members of militant Palestinian group Islamic Jihad in nighttime raids on their homes in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, a source in the organization said Sunday. 

The eight men, who were arrested in swoops on Thursday and Friday nights, were suspected of being members of the group's military wing, which the Jihad source said was not the case. 

Islamic Jihad and its larger rival Hamas are both violently opposed to the peace process between Israel and the Palestinians and have carried out dozens of deadly anti-Israeli attacks since the signing of the Oslo accord in 1993 - BETHLEHEM (AFP) 


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