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Israel accuses Hamas of sponsoring 'Lion's Den' group

The loosely organized Lions' Den group says Israel is trying to discredit it through association with Hamas.
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RAMALLAH, West Bank — The Palestinian Lion’s Den group in the West Bank city of Nablus has become a source of concern for Israel.

The group claims credit for daily armed attacks against Israeli forces. Most recently on Oct. 16, it reported that its members threw a hand grenade at Israeli soldiers near Nablus, causing several injuries. The Israel Defense Forces acknowledged the incident but said no injuries were sustained.

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