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Hamas terrorists planning bombing arrested in W. Bank


09/07/2011 17:26

Cells broken up by Israel in West Bank, east Jerusalem, as Hamas tries to rebuild its forces in the area; terrorists were planning abductions.

Explosive device intended for the bombing

Hamas is working to boost its military capabilities in the West Bank, the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) warned on Wednesday, revealing that in recent months it had arrested dozens of Hamas terror suspects who belonged to 13 different terror cells operating in theWest Bank and Jerusalem.

The cells were planning a number of attacks against Israel including the abduction of an IDF soldier and a suicide bombing in Jerusalem which was thwarted two weeks ago with the arrest of the suicide bomber and the seizure of the bomb he had planned to use in the attack.

The target was supposed to be an IDF base, mall, or bus in the Pisgat Ze’ev neighborhood in northern Jerusalem. The cell that was plotting the suicide attack was behind the bombing on March 23 outside the Jerusalem Central Bus Station which killed a British tourist and injured 47 others.

The Shin Bet investigation revealed that Hamas command centers in Syria and Saudi Arabia were behind the financing of the attacks. In addition, Hamas terrorists serving sentences in Israeli prisons were also instrumental in recruiting members of the cell from among Palestinian prisoners ahead of their release, as well as providing them with theoretical military training while still in jail/

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