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December 14, 2014 12:58 pm

Hamas Official Describes Plan to Conquer West Bank

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The West Bank town of Beitunia. Photo: Abutoum via Wikimedia Commons. – Senior Hamas official Mahmoud al-Zahar described the Palestinian terrorist organization’s plans to conquer the West Bank in a speech over the weekend that marked the 27th anniversary of the group’s creation.

“Just as we liberated Gaza, just as we established a real national government there, just as we built a victorious army, just as we built a protective police force, and just as we have created security apparatuses with which to fight the enemy, we will repeat the same steps in the West Bank as preparation for our arrival in all of Palestine,” al-Zahar said, according to Israel Hayom.

The West Bank-based Palestinian Authority (PA) and Gaza-based Hamas held successful talks to establish a unity government earlier this year, but Hamas simultaneously worked to topple the PA and its infrastructure, according to a plot uncovered in mid-August by Israel’s Shin Bet security agency. The Shin Bet arrested 93 Hamas operatives working to establish the group’s military infrastructure in the West Bank, including money and weapons caches, safe houses, and more.

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