Hamas arrests wanted global militant in Gaza

March 6, 2011 - 0:0

Hamas's Gaza security forces arrested the purported leader of a global militant group earlier this week, Haaretz reported on Thursday.

Hisham Saidani, leader of the Tawhid al-Jihad, a group associated with Al-Qaeda and other global extremist elements, was arrested at home at the central-Gaza refugee camp of al-Maazi after spending 18 months on Hamas' wanted list.
The arrest, which sources said was conducted peacefully and without resistance, came after repeated attempts to nab Saidani, whose group had been operating in the region for several years.