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Israel demands Interpol arrest Hamas leader

Exiled Hamas leader Saleh Al-Arouri [Quds Press]
Hamas leader Saleh Al-Arouri [Quds Press]

The Israel Law Centre (Shurat Hadin) has demanded Interpol issue an arrest warrant for the exiled Hamas leader Saleh Al-Arouri who spent more than 17 years under administrative detention in the occupation's jails, an Israeli newspaper reported yesterday.

According to the Jerusalem Post, Shurat Hadin sent the demand letter to Interpol on Thursday, one day after the international police organisation accepted Palestine a member state.

Shurat Hadin claims that Al-Arouri masterminded two lethal attacks against Israeli targets in 2014 when three illegal Israeli settlers were kidnapped and killed and in 2015 when another illegal settler was killed along with his wife.

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Israeli authorities have been unable to prove Palestinians were behind the 2014 attack.

The Jerusalem Post said that Al-Arouri is on the US terror blacklist and is a funder for Hamas in the occupied West Bank and is believed to be in Lebanon now after he was expelled from Turkey and Qatar.

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