Ahead of the anniversary of the founding of the Hamas terror group, the Israel Defense Forces raided Al-Quds University in the Arab village of Abu Dis near Jerusalem and Bir Zeit University in the Arab village of Beit Zait in Samaria, as part of a campaign against incitement.
In addition, the forces raided a printing press and a propaganda distribution center in the city of Hevron, which produced inciting materials for terror. In the framework of the activity, flyers, flags, posters and materials inciting to terrorism were confiscated.
In addition, the IDF arrested eight Muslim terrorists overnight in Judea-Samaria, who were wanted for involvement in lone wolf terror attacks and violent disorders directed against civilians and security personnel.
Senior Hamas terrorist Hassan Yousef, one of the terror group’s most senior leaders in Judea and Samaria, was arrested yesterday in counter-terrorism operations in Ramallah.
The terrorist was arrested for “involvement in promoting and advancing Hamas’s activities in Judea and Samaria”, it confirmed in a statement after Arab media broke news of the arrest.
The Hamas terror group declared on Wednesday in a statement released in honor of their 30th anniversary, that Jerusalem is the eternal capital of the imaginary state of Palestine, not its eastern or western part, and is an Arabic Islamic city, in response to President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.