Sheikh Jamal Tawil is reportedly linked to several suicide bombings and has been arrested several times by Israel.
According to The Times of Israel, the IDF said in a statement, “Tawil is a senior figure in the Hamas terrorist group in the West Bank who recently took an active part in organizing riots, inciting violence, and reforming Hamas’ headquarters in Ramallah. ”
Hamas responded to the arrest, saying it would not “silence” the group’s voice in the region.
“The sons of Hamas and its commanders are all soldiers of the Resistance, and they will continue the path of freedom and liberation, no matter what the sacrifice,” the statement said.
Israel has cracked down on Hamas since last month’s Israel-Gaza conflict, only arresting 10 activists on May 20. many times.
Hamas this week called on Palestinians to display a “day of anger” against Israel’s treatment of Friday. It comes amid a ceasefire between the two sides.
Last month, hundreds of people, mostly Palestinians, were killed during 11 days of conflict.
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