After Jerusalem killing and 50 terror arrests, Lapid urges Turkey to shut down Hamas

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After Jerusalem killing and 50 terror arrests, Lapid urges Turkey to shut down Hamas
Hamas cell reportedly being directed by Istanbul-based leaders; Israel held off on announcing arrests until return of two Israelis accused of spying by Ankara
By TOI staff

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid on Monday demanded Turkey shut down the offices of the Hamas terror group operating in the country after Israel announced the arrests of a sophisticated 50-member West Bank cell being directed from Istanbul.

“Hamas’ offices in Istanbul will be shut down. We must prevent these heinous acts of terrorism against Israeli citizens everywhere and under any conditions,” Lapid said, a day after another Hamas terrorist carried out a deadly terror shooting in Jerusalem. He urged other nations to follow the example of the United Kingdom, which announced last week that it intended to ban Hamas in its entirety and stop differentiating between its political and military wings.

“The countries of the world must act like Britain and outlaw Hamas,” he said. Lapid spoke out soon after Israel’s Shin Bet security agency revealed that it busted a major Hamas cell, arresting 50 of its operatives.

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