The head of Israel’s Shin Bet internal security service warned Monday against complacency despite the “relative calm” prevailing in ‘Israel’ and the Palestinian territories, in rare public remarks.
Speaking to parliament’s foreign affairs and defense committee, Shin Bet chief Nadav Argaman told lawmakers not to be fooled by the “current relative calm”.
The situation, he said in remarks carried by Israeli public radio, “is deceiving”.
Describing Hamas as “extremist”, Argaman said that the resistance group and the global “jihadists” (according to his terms) are constantly trying to carry out attacks on the Zionist entity,
Since October 2015, the Palestinian Intifada has sacrificed 256 martyrs and claimed 40 Zionist occupation settlers.
Most of the Palestinian martyrs were carrying out knife, gun or car-ramming attacks, while others were killed during protests in clashes or Israeli air raids on the Gaza Strip.
Argaman alleged the relative calm is the result of new “anti-terrorism” methods adopted by Shin Bet.