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Denmark has arrested two individuals in an ongoing investigation that potentially links to other European operations involving Hamas. According to prosecutor Anders Larsson, the suspects will remain in pretrial detention until January 9.

Following the arrests, one individual was released after a custody hearing in Copenhagen, though it’s unclear if this person remains a suspect. The whereabouts of four additional suspects remain unknown. While Larsson did not confirm a direct link to Hamas in the Danish case, Israeli Mossad suggested the arrests uncovered a “Hamas infrastructure on European soil.”


Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said, “It is, of course, in relation to Israel and Gaza, completely unacceptable for someone to bring a conflict elsewhere in the world into Danish society.”

These detentions coincide with related arrests in Germany and the Netherlands, where authorities have apprehended individuals allegedly connected to Hamas. German authorities have apprehended three individuals, alleging their task was to locate a Hamas weapons cache in Europe, potentially for attacks on Jewish institutions.

Simultaneously, the European Union’s home affairs commissioner, Ylva Johansson, warned of an increased risk of terrorist attacks in Europe during the Israel-Hamas conflict. In response to these developments, Hamas official Sami Abu Zuhri denied any Hamas members being detained in Europe, suggesting the allegations were aimed at influencing pro-Palestine rallies in Europe.


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