Palestinian sources reported that Palestinian security officers kidnapped, on Monday evening, one of the political leaders of the leftist Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), from his home, in the northern West Bank city of Nablus.Imad Eshtewy, member of a local committee in charge of coordination between the Palestinian factions in Nablus, told the Maan News Agency that members of the Palestinian security forces arrested Zaher Ash-Shashteery, who represented the PFLP in the Coordination Committee.

Zaher was arrested from his home in Ras Al-Ein area in Nablus. Maan has reported that the man was arrested after issuing a statement on behalf of the PFLP accusing the Palestinian security forces of various violations.

The Palestinian Security Forces said that Zaher made what they called “false and baseless accusations”, and that he is currently under interrogation.