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Monday, December 12, 2011

Report: Hamas member kidnapped in Sinai, now in Israeli prison

Palestine Press Agency reports that a member of Hamas was abducted four days ago in the Sinai and is now being held in Israel.

Taher Atwa, a Gaza resident who works in the Hamas Ministry of Interior for minister Fathi Hammad, was kidnapped by unknown assailants in broad daylight in the Sinai Peninsula on Thursday.

Atwa is also a member of the terrorist Al Qassam Martyrs' Brigades.

Atwa's brother Mohammed told the newspaper that his family received a phone call saying Taher was being held by the IDF.

Nobody has explained exactly why Atwa was in the Sinai to begin with.