Secret Palestinian Report Warns of New Intifada

(Ynet News) Elior Levy - A secret report by one of the Palestinian security services warns of a high probability of a third intifada if the U.S.-backed peace talks are unsuccessful. According to the report, there will be a marked rise in "spontaneous attacks" in 2014, and Hamas will covertly resume its militant activity in the West Bank. The new Hamas strategy, which will focus on shooting attacks on Israeli targets, is directed from Gaza, primarily by former prisoners released in the deal to free captured IDF soldier Gilad Shalit. A major objective is to kidnap an Israeli soldier or civilian and hold him hostage in the West Bank, with the hope of exchanging him for Palestinian prisoners. Moreover, Hamas is expected to transfer technological information on the manufacture of rockets to activists in the West Bank.

2014-01-02 00:00:00

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