POSTED: Friday, January 20, 2012 - 9:47am
UPDATED: Friday, January 20, 2012 - 9:48am
NBC News — Hamas officials are claiming that Israeli soldiers arrested the Speaker of the Palestinian Parliament. According to Hamas, Speaker Abdel Aziz Duaik shown above, was arrested on thursday near Ramallah. The Israeli military had no comment.
The Palestinian Parliament has not functioned since Hamas seized control of Gaza in 2007 from the rival Palestinian Fatah Party. Israel, the U.S. and European Union list Hamas as a terror group due to its suicide bombings and other attacks aimed at Israeli civilians that have killed hundreds.