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A NOTE IN PANTS AND PHONE IN DRUGSTORE: HOW ISRAEL STOPPED A HAMAS ATTACK
The Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) announced on Thursday that it foiled an attempt by Hamas to establish a cell in the West Bank to carry out terrorist attacks.
According to the agency, the activity that was discovered was “different from Hamas’s efforts in recent years, both in terms of its scope and in its potential danger.”
The investigation found that the cell was directed by senior Hamas figures in the Gaza Strip who pressured the cell members – who had been trained in preparing explosive devices and instructed to target civilians – to carry out the attacks “as soon as possible in order to bring about an escalation in the Gaza Strip and West Bank at the same time.”
The cell was uncovered following the arrest of 25-year-old Owes Rajoub, a resident of the city of Dura 11 km. southwest of Hebron on August 23, after he shared his plans to carry out attacks with a number of his friends and family members.
His interrogation revealed that he had been recruited by an activist from the Gaza Strip who had approached him shortly after Ramadan. He suggested that Rajoub join Hamas’s military wing, and that he would send him material on manufacturing explosive devices which could be remotely detonated.