In the West Bank, the PA Has Been Pounding Hamas

(Times of Israel) Avi Issacharoff - PA security forces frequently make the lives of Hamas and Islamic Jihad activists in the West Bank miserable. Two weeks ago, PA forces invaded the home of Bassam al-Sadi, considered the most senior Jihad activist in the West Bank. Last week, Palestinian soldiers stormed the home of Hamas leader Jamal Abu Al-Hija, who is currently being held prisoner in Israel. Hamas websites publish reports of Hamas activists being arrested by the PA practically on a daily basis. Over the past few years, Israel and the PA have successfully dismantled Hamas' military capabilities in the West Bank and have either arrested or killed nearly every known Hamas leader there. Time and again, Hamas activists who were freed as part of the deal for Gilad Shalit's release, and transported to Gaza or abroad, have attempted to establish covert groups to capture and/or attack Israeli soldiers or civilians. So far, they have been unsuccessful.

2013-10-18 00:00:00

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