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Israel's war with Hamas: Mossad reveals Militants' plans to attack targets in Europe

Israel's war with Hamas: Mossad reveals Militants' plans to attack targets in Europe Photo: Hamas planned to carry out attacks in European countries (GettyImages)

Israel's intelligence services have stated that Hamas planned a series of attacks on Jewish and Israeli targets in Europe, according to The Times of Israel.

According to a statement released by the office of the Prime Minister of Israel, the external intelligence service (Mossad) and the internal security service (Shin Bet) collaborated with foreign partners to establish the "comprehensive picture of Hamas' terrorist activity" in Israel and beyond.

"The network had been planning to attack Israel’s embassy in Sweden, buy UAVs, and utilize criminal organizations in Europe to support attacks," the statement said.

Hamas cells in Denmark, Germany, and the Netherlands were arrested in December on suspicion of conspiring to attack Jewish targets in Europe.

On December 12, Danish police announced that seven individuals suspected of involvement in planning a foiled terrorist attack in December had connections to Hamas.

"The Hamas terrorist organization has been working relentlessly and exhaustively to expand its lethal operations to Europe, and thereby constitutes a threat to the domestic security of these countries," said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

War between Israel and Hamas

Hamas militants invaded Israel on October 7. The terrorists began killing and kidnapping both military and civilian individuals. Soon after, Jerusalem declared the Operation Iron Swords and shelled the locations of the terrorists in the Gaza Strip.

A temporary ceasefire for the release of prisoners began on November 24 between Jerusalem and the militants, mediated by Qatar. However, on December 1, Israel claims that military actions were resumed due to a violation of the ceasefire terms by Hamas.

On December 20, Israel proposed Palestinians to enter into another ceasefire for a week. However, Hamas rejected the offer.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu outlined three conditions that must be met for the conclusion of the war against Palestinian Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip.