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Report: At least 60 ‘Lion’s Den’ gunmen turned themselves in to PA

A gunman wearing a Lion's Den headband attends the funeral of Tamer al-Kilani, a top fighter in the group, who the group said was killed by an explosive device planted in a motorcycle, during his funeral in the West Bank city of Nablus, October 23, 2022. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
A gunman wearing a Lion's Den headband attends the funeral of Tamer al-Kilani, a top fighter in the group, who the group said was killed by an explosive device planted in a motorcycle, during his funeral in the West Bank city of Nablus, October 23, 2022. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

At least 60 members of a Nablus-based loosely organized terror group known as Lion’s Den turned themselves in to the Palestinian Authority security services in recent weeks, Channel 12 reports.

The report says the number is far higher than previously known, and includes 20 who turned in their weapons.

The gunmen began turning themselves in to the PA, in exchange for immunity, after Israel carried out a series of raids last month that killed the apparent leader of the group and four other gunmen, and destroyed a bomb factory. Days before, another three members were arrested by Israeli troops and prominent member was killed in an explosion attributed to Israel.

Lion’s Den had claimed near-nightly attacks on troops and Israeli civilians in the Nablus area in recent months.

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