Lapid and Gantz discussed expanding the activity against the “Lion’s Den”

Lapid and Gantz discussed expanding the activity against the “Lion’s Den”

Prime Minister Yair Lapid, Defense Minister Benny Gantz and the top security officials held an unusual discussion today (Sunday) on the eve of the holiday and discussed the possibility of a broader action against the terrorist group “Lions’ Den”, which is responsible for most of the shooting attacks in Samaria in recent weeks. This was reported today in the evening news here at 11. A few hours before the debate, Gantz decided, on the recommendation of the coordinator of government operations in the territories, to deny entry permits to 164 relatives of activists in the “Lions’ Den”.

IDF forces arrested a wanted man in Nablus this evening following information from Shin Bet intelligence about his involvement in terrorism. The activity lasted about an hour and there was no opposition. During the arrest, the forces searched the house of the requested person and handed him over to the Shin Bet investigation. While the forces were leaving, shots were heard in the distance. There were no casualties and no damage was caused. All the forces left Nablus.

Following the number of attacks emanating from Nablus, five days ago a “breathing crown” was imposed on the city, as part of which Palestinians leaving the city undergo strict checks at checkpoints by IDF soldiers. The security establishment said this morning that the move dramatically reduced the number of attacks emanating from Nablus. Three to four shooting attacks every day last week, since the city was blocked, not a single attack came out of the city,” said a security official in a conversation with Kan News. He noted that the blockade will remain at this stage indefinitely. In the meantime, the “Lion’s Den” took responsibility for throwing A bomb directed at the IDF force today at a checkpoint on the outskirts of Nablus.

The governor of Nablus, Ibrahim Ramadan, said last night in an interview here news: “I think we in the PA have lost control over the ‘Lions’ Den,’ I’m not sure how the situation will continue, blood is spilled every day.” According to him, the PA’s loss of control over the armed group stems from the fact that Israel did not allow it to deal independently with the “Lion’s Den”. He told about the PA’s attempts to contact them: “I tried to get them to come to us out of fear for their lives, because their elimination could happen at any time. They hesitated.” According to him, after the security forces killed a terrorist from the “Lions Den” – they refused the PA’s offer.


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