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Abu Arafa, Khalid

Abu Arafa, Khalid

Khaled Abu Arafa, minister of state for Jerusalem affairs in the new Hamas-led Palestinian government, speaks on his cell phone in a hotel in East Jerusalem April 6, 2006. Israeli security forces took into custody a member of the new Hamas-led Palestinian cabinet on Thursday at a roadblock on the outskirts of Jerusalem and released him five hours later. The Israeli army said Khaled Abu Arafa was detained because he is barred from the area.

REUTERS/Ammar Awad