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Shin Bet head tells Knesset committee it prevented 1,000-plus terror attacks this year

Hamas in Gaza and Turkey, and Hezbollah in Lebanon were working around the clock to attempt to attack Israelis in Judea and Samaria, notes Israel’s Shin Bet security services director Nadav Argaman.

Palestinians protesters burn a a giant Israeli flag during clashes with Israeli security forces on the Gaza Israeli border east of Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip on April 6, 2018. Photo by Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90.
Palestinians protesters burn a a giant Israeli flag during clashes with Israeli security forces on the Gaza Israeli border east of Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip on April 6, 2018. Photo by Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90.

Israel’s Shin Bet security services prevented more than 1,000 terror attacks in the last year, according to a report by director Nadav Argaman to the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee.

“We’ve thwarted 480 terror attacks, arrested 219 Hamas cells and 590 lone attackers,” Argaman told the committee on Tuesday.

He also told legislators that Hamas in Gaza and Turkey, and Hezbollah in Lebanon were working around the clock to attempt to attack Israelis in Judea and Samaria.

The briefing took place as news surfaced that Israel and Hamas have reached a three-year ceasefire. Argaman has reportedly served as the primary liaison between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, which is not officially a partner to the agreement.

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