BBC reported Israeli forces have captured the leader of Islamic group Hamas' military wing in the West Bank in a raid in Ramallah. Israel accuses Ibrahim Hamad, 41, of masterminding a string of suicide bombings, including attacks on cafes and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.... Mr Hamad was made leader of the Izzedine al-Qassam brigades in the West Bank in December 2003 and Israel says he is behind the deaths of scores of Israeli citizens and five Americans..... A family member quoted by AP said Mr Hamad has been wanted by Israel since 1998, and has been imprisoned by the Palestinian Authority for his anti-Israeli activities. He was released by the PA in 2002, during a major Israeli military offensive in the West Bank.... The Israeli army officer who led the capture is quoted by Israeli army radio saying that Hamas would have trouble replacing Mr Hamad. "What made him special was his creativity in finding very complex ways to attack Israelis," the colonel, who was only identified by his first name, Amir, said. BBC correspondent Caroline Hawley in Jerusalem says it is not clear why the army moved against Hamad.
This is just a guess, but perhaps the reason was they did not like the a string of suicide bombings, including attacks on cafes and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, or maybe it was because of the deaths of scores of Israeli citizens and five AmericansMike Pechar blogged Excuse me! I'd suggest that the BBC hire a new correspondent to report from Jerusalem.