Top Hamas official arrested in Egypt

Last Updated: Sunday, September 19, 2010 - 20:50

Gaza City: Relatives of a top Hamas
security official in the Gaza Strip say he was arrested at
Cairo airport while returning from a pilgrimage to Saudi
Arabia.

Egyptian officials confirmed today a member of Hamas`
military wing had been arrested before the weekend at Cairo`s
airport because his name was on a wanted list for using
falsified travel documents.

The officials and relatives spoke on condition of
anonymity because of the sensitivity of the subject.

Mohammed Dababish is a top official in Hamas` internal
security unit, which oversees intelligence matters in Gaza.
Hamas officials declined comment.

Egypt has arrested a string of Hamas figures since an
Egyptian soldier was killed in a border shooting early this
year.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, September 19, 2010 - 20:50
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