An IDF unit working undercover in Hebron arrested Ayoub al-Qawasmi on Tuesday evening, one of the commanders of Hamas' military branch in the West Bank and one of Israel's most wanted suspects.
Qawasmi was imprisoned by the Palestinian Authority in January 2010 and was released only two weeks ago. Since then, Israeli security forces have launched a manhunt to find him.
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He was arrested following intelligence received by the Shin Bet.
Palestinian sources said soldiers from Duvdevan's undercover unit arrived at a store that belongs to Qawasmi's family in a car with a Palestinian license plate to arrest him. No one was hurt during the raid, and Qawasmi was taken for questioning.
The IDF confiscated security cameras that were around the store as well as a computer from inside the store.
A Palestinian security source told Ynet that Qawasmi has been wanted by the IDF since 1998.