Hamas deploys security forces to stop terrorists reaching Israel– report

Hamas deploys security forces to stop terrorists reaching Israel– report

Hamas did not discuss the report, which came after the IDF thwarted 3 attempts by terrorists to penetrate the border into Israel.

August 13, 2019 17:26

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PALESTINIANS TAKE PART in a protest last week marking Nakba Day, east of Gaza City.

PALESTINIANS PARTICIPATE IN a demonstration last week marking Nakba Day, east of Gaza City.
( image credit: MOHAMMED SALEM/ REUTERS).

Hamas security forces are avoiding Palestinians from approaching the security fence along the border in between the Gaza Strip and Israel, a source close to Hamas stated on Tuesday.

The source informed the Palestinian news agency Amad that Hamas has boosted its security forces near the border with Israel after the current terrorist attacks, throughout which terrorists tried to infiltrate into Israel.

Other sources said that Hamas security forces apprehended an armed Palestinian who attempted to approach the security fence east of the Al-Bureij refugee camp in the center of the Gaza Strip.

Hamas did not discuss the report, which followed the IDF warded off 3 attempts by terrorists to penetrate the border into Israel.

IDF soldiers on Monday jailed an armed Palestinian guy attempting to infiltrate into Israel from the Gaza Strip. The suspect was captured and discovered bring a knife along with two bullets, the IDF stated.

On Saturday, four heavily armed terrorists were eliminated while they tried to infiltrate into Israel from the Gaza Strip. A few hours later on, the IDF shot and killed a terrorist who opened fire on soldiers near the security fence.

Hamas has sought to distance itself from the terrorists by explaining them as “upset” Palestinian people looking for to end the siege on the Gaza Strip. Unofficial reports in the Gaza Strip said that the four terrorists eliminated on Saturday were previous members of Hamas’s military wing, Izaddin al-Qassam. The terrorists had actually signed up with a Salafi jihadist group, the reports declared.

Palestinian political experts pointed out that Hamas did not back any of the terrorists, hence signalling that it has an interest in protecting the ceasefire understandings reached with Israel earlier this year under the auspices of Egypt and the United Nations.

On the other hand, Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar stated on Tuesday that his group will pursue the fight against Israel.

Sinwar stated throughout a visit to Palestinian families in the Gaza Strip on the occasion of the Muslim feast of Eid al-Adha that Hamas “will continue to battle versus the occupation and will pursue the path of resistance till the freedom of the land and the achievement of the right of return” for Palestinian refugees and their descendants to their former homes in Israel.

The Hamas leader likewise promised to work towards ending the disagreement with the ruling Fatah faction and stated his group was looking for to “fold the page of black division”– reference to the split in between the Palestinian Authority-controlled West Bank and the Hamas-ruled coastal enclave.

Another Hamas leader, Salah Bardaweel, stated on Tuesday that his group was not scared of Israeli hazards to assassinate Hamas figures and launch a military operation in the Gaza Strip.

Bardaweel was reacting to declarations by Foreign Minister Israel Katz, who told Army Radio on Monday that Israel was prepared for an extensive action in the Gaza Strip if necessary. “We can not rely on Hamas; it is a murderous group that is accountable for numerous terrorist attacks,” Katz said. “We are working constantly to minimize the threat of Hamas, such as by ruining their tunnels. We currently react to every security event, however there is the possibility that we might begin a project there.”


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