It seems Israel is looking to do a clean sweep. The old saying is, if you want a job done right you have to do it yourself. So much for the value of the UN and other peace keeping agencies. Watch now how the U.S. Security Council springs into action to sanction Israel!!

Israel Arrests Deputy Palestinian PM

RAMALLAH, West Bank — Israeli forces early Thursday arrested the deputy prime minister of the Hamas government, two other Cabinet ministers and four lawmakers in a raid on a complex of buildings in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Palestinian security officials said.

The deputy premier, Nasser Shaer, had called for release of the captured Israeli soldier, Cpl. Gilad Shaer, taken in a Hamas-led attack on an Israeli border post outside Gaza on Sunday, setting off an Israeli invasion.

Earlier, Israeli forces arrested Labor Minister Mohammed Barghouti. All those arrested were from Hamas.

The Israeli military refused to comment, saying the operation was still in progress.

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