The Israeli Palestinian Conflict

The exposure of a terrorist infrastructure in Abu Dis and Bethlehem directed by Hamas in the Gaza Strip shows Hamas’ effort to escalate the current terrorist campaign at the expense of its popular character.

During December 2015 the Israel Security Agency (ISA) exposed a large Hamas terrorist infrastructure operating in Abu Dis and Bethlehem. As of December 23, 2015, twenty-five of its operatives, most of them students from Abu Dis, had been detained. The operatives, handled and directed from the Gaza Strip by the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas’