Why Jenin Is a Hotbed of Terror

(Globes) Dean Shmuel Elmas - Reichman University Institute for Counter Terrorism senior researcher Dr. Michael Barak notes that in contrast to other major Palestinian cities, Jenin has no significant traditional clan structure. When there is no clan authority, the Palestinian Authority has no one to turn to, to reduce terrorist activity. Estimates are that hundreds of Islamic Jihad activists operate in the Jenin area and enjoy the support of 25% of the population. Dozens of Hamas activists also operate in the same area and they have support of 20% of Jenin's residents.

2023-08-07 00:00:00

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