Jerusalem – The Israeli military said security forces arrested 24 Palestinians in the West Bank overnight in an operation uncovering a terror network.
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said it had arrested members of a “vast Hamas network” in the Palestinian city of Qalqilia in the northwestern West Bank.
It said the arrests were carried out in a joint operation by the Israeli military, the Shin Bet security agency and the Israeli police.
The Israeli military said in a statement that the network was directed, guided and funded by members of Hamas headquarters in Qatar and the Gaza Strip.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”70560″]
The statement added that the heads of the network, which ran the regional headquarters, were operating to renew Hamas activity in the area and plotting terror activity.
The army said that during the operation, security forces seized 9,000 dollars.
Israel and the U.S. view Hamas as a terror organisation.
Hamas took over the Gaza Strip in 2007, whereas the Fatah movement is the Palestinian sovereign in the West Bank territories. (Xinhua/NAN)