Palestinian parliament speaker arrested in West Bank


Hamas officials said Thursday that the speaker of the Palestinian parliament has been arrested by Israeli soldiers.
A Hamas official said Abdel Aziz Duaik was arrested Thursday near Ramallah. He was speaking on condition of anonymity citing security reasons.
The Palestinian parliament has not functioned since Hamas seized control of Gaza in 2007 from the rival Palestinian Fatah Party.
Since then the Western-backed Fatah governs the West Bank while Hamas rules Gaza.?Duaik was arrested along with other Hamas officials in 2006 after militants abducted an Israeli soldier. He was released in 2009.