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IDF Captures Top Hamas Operative in West Bank

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Hamas youth training at the Al-Futuwa program. Photo: Paldf.net.

JNS.orgIsraeli soldiers operating in Hebron on Tuesday night arrested Ayyub al-Kawasma, a senior Hamas operative who has been on Israel’s wanted list since 1998, Israel Hayom reported. The joint operation of the Israel Defense Forces and Shin Bet security agency was carried out by the IDF’s elite Duvdevan unit.

Kawasma, 50, is believed to be a top leader in the Hamas military wing in the West Bank. Formally Israel’s most wanted terrorist, he is alleged to have taken part in organizing numerous terror attacks during the Second Intifada, which caused hundreds of Israeli casualties.

A statement by the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said that Kawasma, who had been serving time in a Palestinian prison since 2010, was released some two weeks ago and immediately began planning terror attacks against Israel.

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According to Palestinian eyewitnesses, Kawasma was arrested while attending a family event.

Meanwhile, a Qassam rocket fired from the northern Gaza Strip toward Israel on Tuesday night exploded on the Gaza side of the border.

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