ISRAEL AT WAR - DAY 149

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As part of its deception, Hamas gave Israel intel on Islamic Jihad — report

A picture shows a building housing the apartment (top floor) of an Islamic Jihad leader, which was destroyed by an Israeli air strike in Khan Yunis, early on May 11, 2023. (Said Khatib/AFP)
A picture shows a building housing the apartment (top floor) of an Islamic Jihad leader, which was destroyed by an Israeli air strike in Khan Yunis, early on May 11, 2023. (Said Khatib/AFP)

As part of its long-term plans to lull Israel into thinking it did not want conflict, the Hamas terror group even gave Israel intelligence on the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, The Washington Post reports.

The report, citing an unnamed Israeli security official, says that Hamas “provided Israel with intelligence on PIJ to reinforce the impression that they were interested in collaboration.”

The cooperation reportedly came during May’s Operation Guardian of the Walls clash between Israel and PIJ.

Hamas sat out the fighting and saw increased economic incentives after, leading many in Israel to believe it was not interested in conflict with Israel and enabling the surprise October 7 assault.

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