Israeli security forces have detained a Palestinian in East Jerusalem for allegedly spying for Palestinian faction Hamas.
Israel's Security Agency (Shin Bet) said that Mohamed Abu Tayeh had been detained in the Silwan neighborhood, army radio reported.
According to the radio, Abu Tayeh had been recruited by Hamas in Jordan.
The Central Court in Jerusalem on Monday issued an indictment against the Palestinian man for spying for Hamas.
Meanwhile, the Israeli army also detained seven Palestinians in the West Bank provinces of Hebron and Bethlehem in overnight raids, a Palestinian NGO said Tuesday.
"Israeli forces rounded up six Palestinians from several parts of Hebron after raiding their homes at dawn," the Palestinian Prisoners Society said in a statement.
"They also detained a Palestinian man from his home in the city of Bethlehem," it added.
Israeli forces routinely conduct mass arrests of Palestinians in the occupied West Bank on claims that they are "wanted" by the Israeli authorities.
Over 7,000 Palestinians are currently languishing in prisons throughout Israel, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Prisoners' Affairs.
AAGüncelleme Tarihi: 17 Şubat 2015, 11:50