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July 27, 2016 / 21 Tammuz, 5776

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Joint Israeli Security Team Captures Hamas Terrorist Cell Behind Fiery Jerusalem Bus Bombing

Sunday, May 29th, 2016

A joint operation involving IDF soldiers, Israeli Police and Israel Security Agency (ISA) operatives has ended with the arrest of the six-member Hamas terror cell that allegedly blew up a bus in Jerusalem on April 18, 2016.

The suspects manufactured and assembled the bomb that was used in the attack on Bus #12 in Jerusalem this past April, wounding 20 people. Two of the victims in the attack, a man, 30, and a woman, 28, were critically injured, six moderately and the rest sustained light injuries, including two children ages 10 and 12.

Udi Gal, spokesman for the Jerusalem Fire Dept. told the media that “enormous flames that erupted in one bus reached the other. Both buses were ignited completely and a nearby vehicle was burnt as well. Luckily, no one was trapped inside.”

The terror cell, near Bethlehem, had planned a series of attacks to be carried out in Jerusalem and surrounds, according to the ISA (Shin Bet) intelligence agency. Investigators revealed the six terrorists who comprised the cell were planning a suicide bombing. In addition, they planned to carry out shootings and vehicle ramming attacks.

According to the statement released by the Shin Bet, the investigation also revealed that two of the terrorists being held had been involved in a separate shooting attack last year.

Suspected terrorist Abdel Hamid Abu Srour, 19, died of the wounds he sustained in the attack. He was a resident of Aida, near Bethlehem.

Following Abu Srour’s death, the Hamas terror organization claimed responsibility for the attack and called him a “martyr.” Spontaneous celebrations erupted in Bethlehem and Gaza, with people passing out candy in the streets to celebrate the bombing, characterized by the Shin Bet as a suicide bombing.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed in the evening just a few hours after the attack, “We will locate the men who created this bomb, we will reach the men who sent the bomber as well as the ones behind them. We will settle the account with these terrorists.”

The suicide bomber is dead. The remaining six suspects are currently being held in custody and a request to extend their remand until the end of court proceedings is expected to be submitted shortly.

Hana Levi Julian

Twin Sisters’ Terror Cell Uncovered Near Tulkarem

Monday, January 25th, 2016

Israeli security personnel have once again managed to prevent Arab terrorists from wreaking havoc, mayhem and untold tragedy upon the People of Israel.

Twin sisters from the Arab village of Shuweika, near Tulkarem were arrested in a joint sting operation last month by the IDF and the Shin Bet for plotting a terror attack against Israelis.

It’s the third terrorist cell to be caught in the Tulkarem area in recent weeks.

The forces confiscated homemade explosive materials in the home of the two sisters, 18-year-old Diana and Nadia Huwila, according to the IDF.

Hidden in the home was a fully assembled bomb complete with a detonator, the IDF said in a release cleared for publication.

Also uncovered in a search of the premises was bomb-making equipment, including a knife, fertilizer and other weaponry, as well as Hamas propaganda.

Questioning by the Shin Bet revealed that Diana had purchased the bomb components and used instructions obtained on the Internet to assemble them into an explosive device for use against Israeli targets. She had spent hours watching extremist Islamist videos online, which had contributed towards her radicalization. Nadia aided and abetted her sister, hiding the evidence in the home the two shared.

Over the past several days, the two sisters faced indictments on charges in Samaria Military Court. Diana has been charged with a number of illegal weapons offenses and producing an explosive device. Nadia faces only the illegal weapons charges.

“This investigation emphasizes once more the continued motivation to carry out terror attacks, even among those who are not [directly] linked to terrorist organizations, and among them, women,” the Shin Bet said in a statement.

 

Hana Levi Julian

Thai Court Convicts Iranians for Targeting Israeli Diplomats

Saturday, August 24th, 2013

A court in Thailand has convicted two Iranians who were part of a botched bomb plot last year, CNN reported.

Saied Moradi, 29, who lost both legs in the explosion, was found guilty of attempted murder and sentenced to life in prison, while Muhammad Khazaei, 43, was sentenced to 15 years in jail for causing explosions and damaged to property.

Meanwhile, a third man, who escaped authorities after the bomb went off in a villa in Bangkok, escaped to Malaysia. Two other suspects are believed to still be on the run.

Israel has alleged that the group of men was part of a terrorist cell that was plotting to assassinate Israeli diplomats in Thailand.

Israeli officials and tourists abroad have been the target of Iranian and Hezbollah for years, including recent attacks and attempted attacks in Bulgaria and Cyprus. The Bangkok explosion came a day after Israeli diplomats were targeted by bombs in India and Georgia.

JNS News Service

Judea and Samaria Arabs Dig Tunnels Under Security Fence

Friday, June 14th, 2013

Until recently, Judea and Samaria Arabs would sneak into Israel by climbing the fence, cutting the barbed wire and severing the alarm system. But now security forces have foiled at least two infiltration attempts through tunnels dug under the fence near the Israeli Arab town of Taiba, Maariv reported.

The main concern is that terrorists would use these tunnels to abduct hitchhiking soldiers.

The Gaza tunnels, connecting the Hamas ruled strip to Egypt, are being used to smuggle weapons, food and construction materials, have long become the primary means of supplying the local Arab population. But the newly discovered tunnels connecting Judea and Samaria to Israel are not needed as supply routes – local Arabs enjoy direct access to goods, both receiving and ecporting. These new tunnels can only serve clandestine ends.

So far, the Arab terrorist cell that attempted to pass through the tunnels managed to flee before the army forces arrived, so their goals in infiltrating Israel, as well as their organizational affiliation are yet to be investigated.

The failed attempt to sneak through tunnels dug under the fence joins other common ways that the Arabs have been trying, including climbing over the fence, cutting off contact alert system and cutting the fence.

In the Tulkarm area, the IDF has discovered more sophisticated attempts to break through the fence, including the “window opening,” which involves cutting the fence, going through it and then leaving the cut part whole, so as not to arouse the suspicion of IDF patrols.

When completed, the Israeli security barrier’s total length will be approximately 700 kilometres (430 miles). It is credited with much of Israel’s success in nearly stopping terrorist attacks from Judea and Samaria.

Yori Yanover

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