After a brief lull in violence during the month of November, West Bank militant groups have increasingly carried out attacks against IDF troops and Israeli settlements in recent weeks.
In recent days, Israeli operations have targeted key members of the nascent Nablus-based Lions’ Den organization.
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.
Bill is joined again by Jonathan Schanzer, senior vice president for research at FDD, and by Joe Truzman, research analyst at FDD’s Long War Journal, to discuss the latest round of violence that emanated from the Gaza Strip this weekend and eventually resulted in an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire. They also unpack details about the terrorist group behind the escalation, Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) — including where they get their weapons, training, and funding (spoiler alert: it’s Iran).
Palestinian militants continued to fire rockets towards Israel as operation “Breaking Dawn” entered its second day.
In a targeted operation Friday afternoon, the IDF eliminated Palestinian Islamic Jihad’s northern commander, Taysir al-Jabari.
A Palestinian Islamic Jihad leader in the West Bank behind the surge in militant activity was arrested in an Israeli security forces’ operation Monday night in Jenin.
After a short lull, militants clashed with IDF troops operating in Nablus Sunday morning resulting in the deaths of two al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades members.