IDF Operating in Nablus after PA Failed to Keep Terror in Check

(JNS) David Isaac - Ibrahim Nablusi, the leader of an Al Aqsa Martyrs' Brigade cell, whom Palestinian admirers have dubbed "The Lion of Nablus," managed to flee as Israeli forces closed in on his terrorist hideout on Saturday night. He has participated in several attacks on Israelis in recent months. Yoni Ben Menachem, a senior researcher at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, told JNS that Nablusi is not the type to surrender and definitely will be killed. "Four of his cell have already been killed." Ben Menachem dismissed Palestinian attempts to lionize Nablusi as propaganda to drive recruitment. "Nobody takes it seriously. Only the young generation, the 13- and 14-year-old kids who don't understand anything, believe these people are heroes. Nablusi doesn't stand a chance against the special units of the IDF, who are very well trained and considered the best in the world." The terrorists "should be very worried, because the Israel Security Agency has very accurate information about their whereabouts. It knows how to reach them, even in the heart of Nablus." Among Arabs living in northern Samaria there has always been a "tradition of armed struggle," said Ben Menachem, especially in Jenin, the "capital of terrorism." The real issue, he said, is that for the past two years Israel has allowed the problem there to fester, giving the terrorists time to rebuild their infrastructure. They are now 500 to 600 strong, and the various Palestinian terrorist groups work together.

2022-07-28 00:00:00

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