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January 14, 2003

Israel detains Hamas leader

Israeli forces have arrested 15 suspected Palestinian militants in overnight operations, including Salman Daraghmeh, a prominent member of Hamas.

Daraghmeh, 32, the head of the Ezzedin al-Qassam Brigades, was detained in Tubas. He had previously evaded several assassination attempts.

The other men were arrested in Tuilkarem, Nablus and Ramallah.