Hamas plans for Turkey base in order to target Nato members, secret papers reveal

Hamas plans for Turkey base in order to target Nato members, secret papers reveal

WATCH NOW: Nigel Farage SLAMS 'growing prejudice' against Israel

GB NEWS
Jack Walters

By Jack Walters


Published: 14/05/2024

- 09:03

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threw his support behind Hamas

Hamas planned to establish a secret base in Turkey to co-ordinate attacks against Israeli targets in Nato member states, files captured by the IDF have revealed.

The documents, captured as Israeli troops continue to move through Gaza, were headed: “Founding a base in Turkey”.


It was discovered at the home of top Hamas official Hamza Abu Shanab and described efforts by Israel to clamp down on the Gaza Strip over the past decade.

According to The Times, the author of the document wrote: “There is no choice but to act with a major effort to establish military hubs which will be the base for special operations that can strengthen the forces of resistance militarily, diplomatically and morally.

Hamas fighters

The documents, captured as Israeli troops continue to move through Gaza, were headed: “Founding a base in Turkey”

GETTY

“Therefore we suggest to establish a security branch abroad which will be capable of carrying out intelligence and military operations in the future.”

The documents suggest Hamas had a three-year plan to establish “military cells and safe houses in many countries”.

The terror group hoped this could springboard its efforts on both sabotage and assassination.

Officers and commanders from Mossad, Israel’s external intelligence agency, were top of the list.

LATEST DEVELOPMENTS:
Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Recep Tayyip Erdogan criticised Benjamin Netanyahu

PA

Turkey has been supportive of Hamas since its atrocious October 7 attack which resulted in 1,200 people being killed and more than 200 people being taken hostage.

Ankara labelled the terrorist group a “liberation group” amid claims more than 35,000 Palestinians have died since Israel launched its campaign to obliterate Hamas.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan recently claimed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “has reached a level that would make Hitler jealous with his genocidal methods”.

Erdogan has since confirmed more than 1,000 members of Hamas were being treated in hospitals across Turkey.

Smoke plumes billow during Israeli air strikes in Gaza City

The war continues between Israel and Hamas

GETTY

During a press conference with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Erdogan expressed his disappointment that Athens proscribed Hamas as a terrorist organisation.

However, Erdogan enters into murky water as Hamas appears to have a foothold in the Nato member state.

Ismail Haniyeh, Hamas’s political leader who lives in exile abroad, openly met Erdogan in Istanbul last month.

Turkish authorities were forced to intervene when it emerged Hamas' cyberwarfare operations were based in Turkey.

Zaher Jabarin, who handles Hamas funding outside Gaza, is also based in Istanbul.

You may like

{% if context.post.roar_specific_data and context.post.roar_specific_data.affiliate_post %} {% elif %} {% endfor %}