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Palestinian Islamic Jihad ramps up capabilities in West Bank

Al-Quds Brigades, the military wing of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, announced the formation of a new Nablus Brigade following the Flag Day marches.
Members of the "Martyr Abu Ammar Brigades" (alias of Yasser Arafat), part of Al-Aqsa Martyr's Brigades faction affiliated with the Fateh movement, stand with small arms during the funeral of Islamic Jihad militant Chas Kamamji in his home village of Kafr Dan, west of Jenin in the occupied West Bank, on April 14, 2022.

RAMALLAH, West Bank — In the two days that followed the controversial flag march organized by Israeli far-right settlers in East Jerusalem on May 29, several shootings against the Israeli army and settlers were reported in the West Bank. Twelve shooting operations were reported, while 35 explosive devices were thrown at Israeli military checkpoints and posts across the West Bank, with the most incidents recorded in Jenin and Nablus. 

Al-Quds Brigades, the Islamic Jihad’s military wing, claimed responsibility for most of these attacks that came days after it announced the formation of the “Nablus Brigade” on May 25, following clashes between Israeli police and Palestinians near the flashpoint Joseph’s Tomb in Jenin. 

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