It is good to see that Israel doesn’t follow the Western nations’ increasingly common tendency to treat the murderous thugs of Hamas as if they were statesmen. From the BBC, with thanks to JE:
Israeli forces have seized Palestinian Deputy Prime Minister Nasser al-Shaer in a raid on his home in the West Bank town of Ramallah.
He was held when troops burst into the house early on Saturday, his wife said.
The Israeli military confirmed the detention of Mr Shaer, who is a senior member of the governing Hamas movement, which does not recognise Israel.
Israel has detained about 30 MPs and a third of the cabinet since the capture of an Israeli soldier in June.
Mr Shaer’s wife added that he had been in hiding since Israel began its crackdown in late June.
He was rarely home during that period, she said.
An unnamed Israeli army spokesman quoted by AFP news agency said the detention was “part of our fight against the radical Hamas movement”.