PA denies releasing Lions’ Den members as group resumes shooting attacks

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Assessment: Can you imagine the outrage if an Israeli terror group had been formed and spoke openly about killing Arab citizens? …

The Nablus-based Lions’ Den armed group has managed to recruit new members who are responsible for the resumption of the group’s attacks on the IDF, Palestinian sources confirmed on Wednesday.

The number of Lions’ Den gunmen currently stands at 40 to 50, the sources claimed, adding that some of the new members were from surrounding refugee camps and villages.

“Remember what Amalek did to you on the way as you were coming out of Egypt, 18 how he met you on the way and attacked your rear ranks, all the stragglers at your rear, when you were tired and weary; and he did not fear God.” Deut. 25:17-18

 A banner in Nablus displaying the faces of deceased members of Fatah terrorist group. (photo credit: KHALED ABU TOAMEH)

Earlier this month, the group, which is based in the Old City of Nablus, held a joint rally with gunmen belonging to the Balata Battalion from the nearby Balata Refugee Camp.

Members of the two groups said in recent interviews that they have decided to increase cooperation between them.

The rally, attended by dozens of gunmen from the two groups, aimed to send a message to both Israel and the Palestinian Authority that, contrary to claims in some media outlets, the Lions’ Den has not ceased to exist.

The show of force was the first of its kind since Israeli security forces killed a number of Lions’ Den commanders, including Wadee al-Houh, several weeks ago.

Several members of the group have since turned themselves into the Palestinian security forces for fear of being arrested or killed by the IDF.

The Lions’ Den claimed responsibility for three shooting attacks against IDF soldiers and installations in the Nablus area over the past 48 hours. In the past, the group took credit for similar attacks.

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