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Israel arrests 63 Hamas operatives in West Bank

Dozens of Hamas operatives have been arrested in the West Bank overnight, the Israeli military announced Thursday. 

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said in a statement that its troops and the Shin Bet security agency “operated in many centers throughout the Judea and Samaria Division for Countering Terrorism” and as a result “arrested over 80 wanted persons suspected of involvement in terrorist activities and numerous weapons. 

“Sixty-three of them are active in the terrorist organization Hamas,” the IDF said, adding that it has now taken more than 330 people with ties to Hamas into custody since the terrorist group launched its war on Israel on Oct. 7. 

Additionally, Israeli security forces said they demolished the home of a terrorist, Ahmed Yasin Jidan, who carried out a shooting attack in July that killed IDF Staff Sergeant Shilo Yosef Amir, local Israeli news station i24 News reported.  

 

“This is the savagery of that we only remember from Nazi crimes in the Holocaust,” he said. “Hamas are the new Nazis. Hamas is ISIS, in some instances worse than ISIS. And just as the world united to defeat the Nazis, just as the world united to defeat ISIS, the world has to stand united behind Israel to defeat Hamas. This is part of an axis of evil of Iran and Hezbollah and Hamas.” 

Fox News’ Chris Pandolfo and Greg Wehner contributed to this report. 

Greg Norman is a reporter at Fox News Digital.

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