PA Seeks to Neutralize New "Lion's Den" Militia in West Bank

(Jerusalem Post) Khaled Abu Toameh - Recently, PA security forces summoned family members of some of the gunmen in the new Lion's Den militia and advised them to talk their sons into laying down their weapons, Palestinian sources revealed on Wednesday. The armed group has been responsible for a spate of shooting attacks on IDF soldiers and Jewish civilians in the Nablus area. The PA was studying the possibility of recruiting the gunmen into the Palestinian security forces. A senior Palestinian official said the PA leadership will not allow a small group of gunmen to drag the Palestinians into a major confrontation with Israel. Ibrahim Ramadan, the PA governor of Nablus, revealed that he held a number of meetings with members of the Lions' Den. Ramadan called armed attacks against Israel "useless." Speaking of "abnormal" Palestinian mothers who sent their sons to carry out suicide bombings against Israelis, Ramadan said, "These are not mothers. No mother sends her son to his death." In response, several Palestinians accused him of "insulting" the mothers of Palestinian "martyrs," while others called on him to resign.

2022-10-06 00:00:00

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