Hamas Militants Planning Terror Attacks from Turkey

An i24 News report says that top Hamas operatives are based in Turkey’s capital and are directing terror operations remotely from there. The operatives include Abdel Rahman Ghanimat, head of the cell behind the deadly Café Apropo bombing in 1997, and Kamal Awad, a Hamas treasurer recently targeted by US sanctions. Among the activities they are accused of orchestrating are recruiting suicide bombers to assassinate Israeli leaders. The group is also reportedly in contact with Turkey’s intelligence apparatus, and that Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan is kept apprised of their activities. The Telegraph broke the story. Reported by i24 News. Read more…

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Hamas continues to be a problem in the Gaza Strip. For example, IDF fighter jets attacked an arms site in the northern Gaza Strip after a rocket was launched at Sderot. “Hamas terrorist organization is responsible for what goes on in the Gaza Strip and it will bear the consequences for actions against the citizens of Israel,” said an IDF spokesperson. Reported by i24 News. Read more…