Shin Bet foiled 400 major terrorist attacks in 2017, director says

The Israeli Security Agency (Shin Bet) Director said Hamas is constantly trying to carry out terror attacks, warning of 'challenging' times still ahead.
Israeli forces arresting a terrorist Photo credit: Israel News Company

Shin Bet Director Nadav Argaman told a Knesset committee on Sunday that the agency has foiled a large number of terror attacks over the past year and that Hamas is constantly attempting to carry out more.

400 major terror attacks were foiled this year, according to Argaman, including 13 attempted suicide bombing attacks and eight attempted kidnaps.

Argaman added that the upcoming weeks and months will be "very challenging" due to growing Palestinian incitement against Israel.

The US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital has led to an upsurge of violent riots in Gaza and the West Bank. On Friday, Palestinian media reported that a man was killed by IDF fire during clashes near Khan Yunis.

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