Israel detains Palestinian colonel who heads Jerusalem intelligence

JERUSALEM, Saturday, The Israeli army detained on Saturday Colonel Jihad Faqeeh, 50, who heads the Jerusalem office in the Palestinian Intelligence force, according to security sources.

They said Faqeeh was detained at a military checkpoint near the town of Qatannah, northwest of Jerusalem, where he lives, as he was heading to work in Ramallah..

No reason was given for the arrest.

Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency