Amid stabbing wave, Hamas calls for escalation to bomb and vehicle attacks

The flag of Hamas. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

( On Monday, the Gaza-ruling terror group Hamas instructed its members and affiliate groups in the West Bank to undertake suicide bomb and vehicle attacks against Israelis, particularly in the West Bank and Jerusalem.

Israeli officials told Yedioth Ahronoth that Hamas terrorists could imminently attempt such attacks. Hamas leader Mahmoud al-Zahar called for greater arming of the current wave of terror attacks, a trend some have started to refer to as the third intifada. Meanwhile, Hamas media outlets called for more vehicular terror attacks against Israelis.

A Palestinian security official confirmed that Palestinian Authority security forces recently detained a group of Hamas operatives near Hebron with explosives in their possession.

Posted on October 19, 2015 .