Hornet’s Nest of Terrorism Being Dismantled

The IDF’s international spokesman, Lt. Col. Richard Hecht, spoke to Israel National News about the ongoing operation in Jenin. “Jenin has become a hornet’s nest of terrorism over the past few years, and there were some treacherous events last week,” he says. “We were waiting for the right timing – intelligence-wise, weather-wise – to launch an extensive operation aimed at dismantling the terrorist infrastructure. Jenin is infested with weapons, command centers, IEDs, munitions, you name it.”

“We used a surprise tactic – they expected us to come by land, but we attacked from the air. The ground forces were mobilized to create confusion. I can’t go into our strategy beyond that. We’ll have to see how the day ends, but I think it was a successful start.”
“All our best forces are in Jenin. We started with a command center right in the center of the camp, and we’re slowly going from one target to another within the camp. We’re trying to break the mindset of the camp as a safe haven for terrorists. We’ll go on as long as we need to.”

It is the State of Israel’s duty to restore peace and security to its citizens. AFSI supports this major counter-terrorism operation that is critical to stopping the current wave of attacks by dismantling and destroying the terrorist infrastructure and those who support it. We join with peace-loving Jews worldwide and pray for the safety and success of the Israel Defense Forces in their principled battle for peace and sovereignty.

IDF: Jenin is a hornet’s nest of terrorism, infested with weapons, explosives, by Yoni Kempinski/Israel National News, July 3, 2023





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