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June 15, 2016 12:40 pm

Report: Senior Hamas Member Defects to Israel

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Fighters of the Hamas Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades. A senior Hamas member has reportedly defected to Israel. Photo: Wikipedia.

Fighters of the Hamas Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades. A senior Hamas member has reportedly defected to Israel. Photo: Wikipedia.

JNS.org – Palestinian Fatah-affiliated websites are reporting that a senior member of the Gaza-ruling Hamas terror group has defected to Israel. The senior terrorist reportedly has significant information about how Hamas handles the building of its cross-border attack tunnels.

The terrorist defector — Bassam Mahmoud Baraka, from Khan Yunis in Gaza — is said to have told his family that he was going on an errand, and has since disappeared. He reportedly surrendered himself to the Israel Defense Forces at the border with Gaza while carrying a laptop. The Red Cross informed his family that he is in Israel.

In a similar incident last month, a 17-year-old Hamas member who was detained by Israel gave Israeli authorities information about Hamas terror tunnels, including with regards to escape routes for terrorist operatives in emergency situations and the locations of tunnel shafts. Another Hamas member arrested in April also provided information about the terror group’s cross-border tunnels, Haaretz reported.

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  • Ratna DeJoodt

    the Word of GOD is the Truth. The Word says, that the enemies will surrender, so few by few it will
    begin until GOD. finishes with them.
    But my prayer for Israel is that hold onto the Holiness of God and not copy all the wicked ways of the world system. When Israel , GOD’S Holy Land does not live upto the commands and instructions, enemy will demand division of Jerusalem, two states and all kinds of extra ordinary issues.
    Stand by the Torah and do what HASHEM/GOD tells and multitude of goodness will follow.
    GOD BLESS

    • oriana

      But also in gaza there re israeli who surrended !!
      Don t put God in it because God don t send to kill anyone !!

      • Jason Neiman

        No Israelis defect to Gaza because Hamas would kill them, probably on sight.

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