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Türkiye warns Israel against hunting Hamas leaders on its territory

Türkiye warns Israel against hunting Hamas leaders on its territory Türkiye has warned Israel against hunting Hamas leaders on its territory (Photo: Getty Images)

Türkiye has warned Israel of serious consequences if it hunts down leaders of the HAMAS terrorist group on its territory, according to Bloomberg.

A high-ranking official from Turkish intelligence, speaking on the condition of anonymity, revealed that the intelligence agency MIT informed its Israeli counterparts in Mossad that such unilateral actions would have serious consequences for the bilateral relations between the two countries.

This decision was made after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered intelligence agencies to develop a plan for the elimination of HAMAS leaders residing in Türkiye, Qatar, or other countries outside the Gaza Strip.

War in Israel

Recall that on October 7, HAMAS militants invaded Israel. Terrorists began killing and kidnapping both military and civilian individuals. Shortly afterward, Jerusalem declared the Iron Swords operation and shelled terrorist locations in the Gaza Strip.

On November 24, a temporary ceasefire between Israel and HAMAS began for the release of prisoners. The parties agreed to a four-day truce but decided to extend it for two more days with the condition that the militants would release more hostages.

On December 1, Israel resumed military operations in the Gaza Strip. The IDF stated that HAMAS violated the ceasefire terms.

According to Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant, Israel resumed fire after HAMAS refused to release hostages, including two children.