Israel Foiled 180 Shooting Attacks in West Bank in 2016

(Israel Hayom) Israeli security forces foiled 180 shooting attacks across the West Bank in 2016, a senior defense official revealed Sunday. The majority of terrorist cells uncovered were local, devoid of any direct affiliation with the major terrorist groups. "Hamas is encouraging terrorist attacks, but these cells don't receive their orders from it. There's an atmosphere of violence, and much of it is inspired by the Islamic State group and the terrorist attacks in Europe," the official said.

2016-12-27 00:00:00

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