Israel Cracks Down on Hamas in West Bank after israeli Family Stabbed to Death

BY ANNA AHRONHEIM
 JULY 23, 2017 16:27

Security forces arrest 25 Palestinians in sweeps amid high tensions in Jerusalem, West Bank.

IDF forces in action following deadly attack in Halamish, July 22, 2017.

IDF forces in action following deadly attack in Halamish, July 22, 2017. (photo credit:IDF SPOKESPERSON’S UNIT)

With tensions still high in Jerusalem and the West Bank, Israeli security forces are cracking down on Hamas militants, arresting 25 Palestinians overnight across the West Bank.

On Sunday morning, the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) announced that it made 25 arrests of Hamas members, including several higher-up officials overnight in the West Bank in cooperation with the IDF as part of an ongoing effort to ensure that tensions do not escalate into more violence.

“The wave of detentions, that included a number of senior Hamas figures, was part of the preventive efforts of the Shin Bet security service and the Israel Defense Forces against the terrorist organizations, particularly during the past week and due to the tension surrounding the Temple Mount and the unrest in the area,” the Shin Bet said in a statement.

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Israel Defense Forces Spokesman Brigadier General Ronen Manelis

On Saturday, IDF Spokesman Brigadier General Ronen Manelis said that the IDF and other security agencies are working to prevent further deterioration of the situation on the ground which is seeing a worsening trend of increased support for attacks among Palestinians.

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Palestinians stand in front of Israeli police officers at Temple Mount.

Palestinians stand in front of Israeli police officers and newly installed metal detectors at an entrance to the Temple Mount, in Jerusalem’s Old City July 16, 2017. (photo credit:REUTERS)

Inspecting a body on Friday near what Jews call the Temple Mount, known to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary. The area, home to the complex of Al Aqsa Mosque, is Jerusalem’s holiest site for both faiths. This photo from just after the killing of Israelis on July 14, 2017. Credit Ammar Awad/Reuters

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The Temple Mount compound in Jerusalem.(Hadas Parush/Flash90)
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One Response to “Israel Cracks Down on Hamas in West Bank after israeli Family Stabbed to Death”

  1. daveyone1 Says:

    Reblogged this on World Peace Forum.

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