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Israel: We arrested 50 members of Hamas who prepared explosive belts

Today, Monday, Israel announced the arrest of dozens of members of the Hamas movement, who were planning to carry out separate attacks. Ofir Gendelman, a spokesman for Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, said that the security forces arrested more than 50 Hamas operatives in the West Bank, and seized money, weapons and explosives that were preparing to manufacture four explosive belts.

He also added in tweets on his Twitter account that the operatives, who were exposed by the Shin Bet security service, were led by the deputy head of the Hamas political bureau, Saleh al-Arouri.

After the East Jerusalem operation

He pointed out that these elements were planning to carry out bombings inside Israel.

These moves came after occupied East Jerusalem witnessed, on Sunday, a rare armed attack by an element of Hamas in the Old City.

Meanwhile, Public Security Minister Omer Bar-Lev explained that one of the “Hamas members” lives in the Shuafat neighborhood in Jerusalem and is 42 years old.

A member of the Israeli army

He also confirmed to the Israeli “Kan” channel at the time that the attacker was a member of Hamas, the political and not the military wing, adding, “According to the photos we have, it appears that he was wearing a large galabiya or disguised as an extremist Jew to hide his weapon.”

He also added that “his wife left the country three days ago and his son is abroad as well, suggesting that this attack was planned with premeditation and premeditation.”

Later, the movement claimed the attack, announcing that the perpetrator of the shooting was its leader, Fadi Abu Shkhaydam.