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Israeli soldiers arrest suspected militant at engagement party
Bakersfield Californian ^ | 8/4/04 | AP - Ramallah

Posted on 08/04/2004 3:05:25 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) - Israeli soldiers raided a Palestinian engagement party Wednesday in the West Bank city of Ramallah and arrested the prospective bridegroom, participants said. Rami Barghouti, 28, an activist in the Islamic militant group Hamas who has long been in hiding, was celebrating his engagement when Israeli forces surrounded the house.

Participants said Barghouti tried to hide, but the soldiers opened fire and captured him. He was wounded, they said.

His fiancee was not detained.

Barghouti is a distant relative of Marwan Barghouti, a Palestinian uprising leader serving five life terms after being convicted in May in an Israeli court of involvement in attacks that killed 26 Israelis.

The Israeli military said only that "a Hamas terrorist was arrested in Ramallah" on Wednesday.

TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Israel; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: arrest; barghouti; engagementparty; isralei; militant; ramallah; soldiers; suspected

1 posted on 08/04/2004 3:05:27 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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NORMMM OMG how wild was Bacholor party if this happen

Rack IDF on smackdown

2 posted on 08/04/2004 3:14:10 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("Not everybody , in it, for truth, justice, and the American way,"=Det Lennie Briscoe)
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