Video: Attack on a Hamas military position with a drone, September 22, 2023/IDF Spokesperson
Israeli security forces detained eight wanted Palestinians who were hiding at Birzeit University in Ramallah on Sunday night, planning to carry out an attack in the immediate future. This was at the end of an intelligence and investigative effort conducted by the IDF and Shin Bet in recent months, in order to thwart the activity of terrorist squads composed of students in Hamas cells, the Islamic Crown, which operate in universities in Judea and Samaria.
During the activity a number of terrorist squads operating at Birzeit University were detained for interrogation. The Shin Bet interrogation revealed that the operatives were recruited by Hamas operatives from the Gaza Strip and received weapons and ammunition to carry out terrorist attacks against Israeli targets. The forces found incitement materials and Hamas flags. "This is another example of the terror organization's use of legitimate institutions to promote terrorist activity and serve as a haven for operatives," the Shin Bet and the IDF said in a joint statement.
Hamas flags found in the IDF Spokesman/activity
Meeting of leaders of terrorist organizations / documentation on social networks according to section 27A of the Copyright Law
Meanwhile, Hamas, Islamic Jihad and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) said in a joint statement on Sunday that they would escalate the armed struggle against Israel and strengthen cooperation in all areas. The statement was made at the end of a meeting of senior PFLP figures, including Hamas deputy leader Salah Arouri, Islamic Jihad secretary general Ziad Nahaleh, and PFLP deputy secretary general Jamil Mazhar.
Moreover, yesterday riots broke out on the Gaza Strip border, and the IDF opened fire at a terrorist who threw an IED near the fence. The soldiers came under fire from pistols. An IDF drone attacked a Hamas post near the site of violent riots, from which shots were fired at the security forces. Palestinian media reported that balloons were launched, but the IDF Spokesperson said that no incendiary balloons were identified that crossed the fence. The day before, the IDF attacked Hamas positions following the launching of balloons.
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