Friday, June 22, 2007

Former Hamas justice minister briefly abducted in Nablus Friday

"Nablus - Ma'an - A former Hamas minister of justice was briefly abducted in the West Bank city of Nablus on Friday.

Dr Ahmad Khalidi, the former Hamas minister of justice, was abducted by unidentified gunmen as he was leaving Juneid Mosque in west Nablus city on Friday around noon. Our Nablus correspondent reported that gunmen in a white Mazda car seized Dr. Khalidi but released him shortly after.

The Palestinian security forces have opened an investigation into the abduction.

Dr Khalidi is the dean of the law faculty in An-Najah University in Nablus."

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