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Israel arrests Palestinian lawmaker from left-wing militant group

  • An Israeli soldier stops a car in the village of Beit Anun, West Bank, Thursday, April 2, 2015. An Israeli has gone missing in the West Bank and troops are searching for the man amid fears he could have been abducted. Last year, Palestinians abducted and killed three Israeli teenagers sparking a chain of events that led to a 50 day war in Gaza. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)

    An Israeli soldier stops a car in the village of Beit Anun, West Bank, Thursday, April 2, 2015. An Israeli has gone missing in the West Bank and troops are searching for the man amid fears he could have been abducted. Last year, Palestinians abducted and killed three Israeli teenagers sparking a chain of events that led to a 50 day war in Gaza. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)  (The Associated Press)

  • Locals talk to an Israeli soldier in the village of Beit Anun, West Bank, Thursday, April 2, 2015. An Israeli has gone missing in the West Bank and troops are searching for the man amid fears he could have been abducted. Last year, Palestinians abducted and killed three Israeli teenagers sparking a chain of events that led to a 50 day war in Gaza. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)

    Locals talk to an Israeli soldier in the village of Beit Anun, West Bank, Thursday, April 2, 2015. An Israeli has gone missing in the West Bank and troops are searching for the man amid fears he could have been abducted. Last year, Palestinians abducted and killed three Israeli teenagers sparking a chain of events that led to a 50 day war in Gaza. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)  (The Associated Press)

  • Israeli soldiers search a car in the village of Beit Anun, West Bank, Thursday, April 2, 2015. An Israeli has gone missing in the West Bank and troops are searching for the man amid fears he could have been abducted. Last year, Palestinians abducted and killed three Israeli teenagers sparking a chain of events that led to a 50 day war in Gaza. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)

    Israeli soldiers search a car in the village of Beit Anun, West Bank, Thursday, April 2, 2015. An Israeli has gone missing in the West Bank and troops are searching for the man amid fears he could have been abducted. Last year, Palestinians abducted and killed three Israeli teenagers sparking a chain of events that led to a 50 day war in Gaza. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)  (The Associated Press)

Israel has arrested a Palestinian lawmaker from a left-wing militant group for disobeying an Israeli order restricting her movement in the West Bank.

The Israeli military says it arrested Khalida Jarrar, a senior political leader of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, early Thursday in the West Bank city of Ramallah due to "substantial concerns about the safety and security of the region."

Her husband, Ghassan Jarrar, says she was arrested from their Ramallah home. She had long flaunted the Israeli ban.

Last year, the military confined her movement to the city of Jericho and its surroundings. The army said the restraining order was based on her "incitement and involvement in terror."

The military says it is questioning her but has not yet decided whether to press charges.