Israel dismantles Hamas network in West Bank

Israel’s Shin Bet domestic security agency said on Monday it had arrested dozens of Islamist Hamas members in the occupied West Bank who were preparing anti-Israeli attacks.

The announcement came a day after a Hamas operative carried out a shooting attack in Jerusalem’s Old City that killed an Israeli and injured three others. The assailant was shot dead.

Islamist movement Hamas, considered by the European Union and United States a terror group, took over the Gaza Strip in 2007 and has ruled it since while Israel has imposed a blockade on the territory.