Hamas terrorist in Gaza
Hamas terrorist in GazaEmad Nassar/Flash 90

Hamas has stepped up its military presence in Gaza and in Judea-Samaria in recent weeks - reportedly, out of fear of an Israeli crackdown. 

The terror group released a statement to Palestinian news agency Sama Sunday stating it had boosted security "out of fear of Israeli entities, or the kidnapping of activists from the organization." 

"A true information war, Cold War-style, exists now between Hamas and Israel," Hamas officials told the daily. "Any stupid moves from Israel will cost it daily." 

Hamas then added that it would soon reveal evidence Israel has tried to attack terror targets in Gaza - and failed. 

A Hamas press conference is expected to be held later Sunday. 

One month ago, Walla! News revealed that Hamas has rebuilt most of the arsenal destroyed in Operation Protective Edge in Gaza in 2014 - some 12,000 rockets. 

Israel estimates that the number of Hamas terrorists and members of the various Hamas mechanisms in Gaza, including its civilian police force, stands at roughly 40,000 people; around half of that number are members of the terror group's Al-Qassam Brigades, with around 1,000 of them working on the tunnel digging project.

And less than 24 hours ago, Coalition chairman MK Tzahi Hanegbi (Likud) admitted that the IDF is aware of Hamas's rebuilding project - but stated that the military is training for "all possible scenarios."