Shin Bet chief Nadav Argaman addressed Tuesday the relative calm in the Gaza border region, during a briefing at the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee.
According to the chief, the relative quiet we are witnessing is misleading.
"In the West Bank, the reality is very complex. We can
discern a relative calm, but this quiet is deceptive, underneath the surface, the area is bubbling, Hamas is trying with all its might to carry out attacks," he said.
"In the past year, we have thwarted 480 attacks, including 219 Hamas squads, and prevented 590 lone terrorists. This is a very large scope that can only indicate the extent of terrorism taking place under the surface," Argaman added.