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Palestinians Arrest Two Militants for Attacks on Jewish Settlements


Palestinian officials say security forces have arrested two Palestinian militants over rocket attacks on Jewish settlements in the Gaza Strip.

Authorities said Friday the members of the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades were detained for questioning. The group is loosely affiliated with the ruling Fatah movement.

An al-Aqsa spokesman confirmed that two of the group's militants had been detained.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas recently vowed to use an "iron fist" against militants to enforce a truce between Israel and the Palestinians.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and Reuters.