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Israel threatens Gaza amid West Bank escalation

Israel threatened to target Hamas and its leaders in the Gaza Strip over the movement’s role in inciting young Palestinians to attack Israel in the West Bank and forming and funding military cells.
Palestinian men clean a street as calm returns to the city of Nablus following clashes between protesters and Palestinian security forces the previous day, West Bank, Sept. 21, 2022.

Head of Israel’s Shin Bet security service Ronen Bar recently warned Yahya Sinwar, Hamas’ leader in the Gaza Strip, to stop encouraging attacks against Israel and attempt to ignite the situation in the West Bank.

Bar’s warning came during a recent Shin Bet meeting, Israel’s Channel 12 reported Sept. 25.

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