Israel’s security agency revealed on Wednesday that it thwarted another operation by Hamas in Gaza to recruit Palestinians living in the West Bank.
Two bombs exploded near bus stops in the Jerusalem area Wednesday morning. One Israeli-Canadian was killed and two dozen people were injured.
In recent weeks, a Taliban delegation led by Zabihullah Mujahir visited Turkey to meet with various officials including senior Hamas members.
In recent days, Israeli operations have targeted key members of the nascent Nablus-based Lions’ Den organization.
The ISA and the IDF arrested a Hamas operative in the West Bank suspected of carrying out an attack against a civilian bus and a taxi near Nablus on Sunday.
Israel’s Shin Bet arrested several Hamas operatives in the West Bank this month in connection to planned shooting and bombing attacks against Israelis.
Attacks launched by the Palestinian Authority’s Security Services against IDF troops has increased since the uptick in violence in the West Bank began last year.
For the first time, Hamas has published information on an Israeli-Bedouin held in captivity since 2015 in an effort to revitalize negotiations of a prisoner swap with Israel.