Overnight, IDF, Shin Bet, Israeli Police and Border Police forces apprehended 19 wanted terrorists near Ramallah, of which 15 are members of the Hamas terror group.
The Muslim terrorists were apprehended after being in touch with Khaled al-Din Hamed, a terrorist from Gaza, who instructed them to carry out different missions on behalf of the Hamas terror organization.
In order to finance terror attacks, the terrorist cell was given a car worth tens of thousands of shekels, which was impounded by troops.
In addition, as part of the operation, a printing house that is a source of distribution of inciting materials of the terror organization was also closed.
“The exposure of the activity once again demonstrates the ongoing attempts by the Hamas terror organization based in the Gaza Strip to initiate terror activity in Judea and Samaria by transferring funding, providing targets and disseminating messages, without taking into account the impact on the fabric of life of the Palestinian residents in Judea and Samaria,” said a statement by the IDF’s Spokesperson’s Unit.
“The IDF and Shin Bet will continue to act decisively against all terrorist activities in Judea and Samaria, and against terrorist operatives who will be in contact with Hamas terrorist operatives in the Gaza Strip.”