'Hamas is trying to open up a new front in Judea and Samaria'

Former head of the Shin Bet security agency’s Intelligence Division thinks that Hamas is trying to provoke Israel in every way.

Arutz Sheva Staff, | updated: 08:26

IDF soldiers searching for terrorists near Ramallah after Ofra attack
IDF soldiers searching for terrorists near Ramallah after Ofra attack
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Dr. Barak Ben-Zur, an expert in strategic intelligence and counter-terrorism and former head of the Shin Bet security agency’s Intelligence and Research Division, thinks that Hamas is trying to open up a new front in Judea and Samaria.

“If we are looking at the recent incidents in the area, it was in the same area and because we saw that those were squads that used the same modus-operandi, we can assume that it’s a new wave,” he said.
“It’s maybe the same infrastructure. And we can take in consideration that those who initiated those terror attacks are approximately the same guys that tried some two months ago to open a new wave of attacks – meaning Hamas.”

Ben-Zur claims that the attacks are not carried out lone-wolf attackers, but are “a part of the new initiative Hamas that decided to open a new front in the Judea and Samaria. After a period of time they got to the conclusion that they will ease down their efforts from the Gaza Strip.”


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