Israeli forces ‘detain pardoned Aqsa Brigades militant’ | Maan News Agency

Israeli forces ‘detain pardoned Aqsa Brigades militant’ | Maan News Agency.

Israeli forces near Nablus early Saturday detained a former Palestinian militant who had been pardoned by Israel, security sources told Ma’an.

Palestinian security sources said that 25-year-old Rabee Bassam Uweid from Balata refugee camp was detained at the Huwwara checkpoint south of Nablus.

Israeli troops at the checkpoint stopped Uweid and three other men while they were en route to a wedding party in a nearby village. Soldiers released the other three men but took Uweid into custody.

Uweid used to be a militant in Fatah’s Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, but was pardoned by Israel, the sources said, without elaborating.

An Israeli army spokeswoman said that soldiers detained a man at Huwwara checkpoint on Saturday after finding “a knife in his car.”

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