German police have recently raided a number of homes connected to Hamas and pro-Palestinian groups in what is being seen as a major escalation of hostilities in the region. The raids, which took place early in the morning of April 9, 2021, targeted the homes of high-ranking members of Hamas and other Pro-Palestinian organizations in several cities across the country. Scores of police officers and federal agents were involved in the operation which reportedly resulted in the seizure of electronic records, materials and other items. The raids were conducted under the authority of a warrant issued by a federal court. According to German police, the warrant was issued based on concerns that the individuals whose homes were raided were providing material support to terrorist groups or activities. This is not the first time German authorities have targeted individuals associated with Hamas and other pro-Palestinian organizations. In 2019, six men were arrested on suspicion of planning terrorist activities. However, this is thought to be the first time that such a large-scale operation involving Germany has occurred. The raids also come as tensions between Germany and Israel continue to rise, with the latter having accused Germany of pandering to Pro-Palestinian activists and groups. This incident is likely to further strain relations between the two countries. It remains to be seen what, if any, further action Germany will take in relation to Hamas and pro-Palestinian groups. However, it is likely that the raids will be seen as an important step in increasing Germany’s efforts against terrorism both nationally and internationally.