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Prominent Lion’s Den fighters turn themselves in to Palestinian Authority

More fighters from the Lion’s Den group in Nablus turned themselves in to the Palestinian Authority, as the Israeli army continues its operations to eliminate the group.
A stun grenade goes off near Palestinian demonstrators during clashes with Israeli forces during a protest against the establishment of Israeli outposts, in Beit Dajan, east of Nablus, West Bank, Nov. 4, 2022.

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — More fighters of the Lion’s Den group in Nablus have turned themselves in to the Palestinian Authority (PA) amid PA-led contacts aimed at dismantling the group that continues to inspire other militants to carry out attacks against Israeli forces and settlers in various areas of the West Bank.

Muhammad Tabanja was the most recent fighter to turn himself in to the PA Oct. 31. He joined four other fighters who had surrendered in the aftermath of a military operation carried out by the Israeli army against the group in the Old City of Nablus Oct. 24. The operation resulted in the death of five Palestinians, including the leader of the Lion’s Den group, Wadih al-Houh, and it came a day after the killing of another leader, Tamer al-Kilani, in an explosion in Nablus, which the group accused the Israeli Shin Bet of being behind. 

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