Shin Bet: Palestinian terror cell responsible for West Bank shootings arrested

May 4, 2017 12:04
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Israeli security forces recently uncovered and arrested members of a terrorist cell affiliated with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) in the Jenin area of the West Bank, the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) announced Thursday.

During arrest operations, security forces seized vehicle and various weapons used by cell's members to carry out attacks targeting Israeli civilians and IDF forces in the West Bank during the month of April.

Investigations revealed that the terror operatives' activities included shooting attacks on IDF bases in the Jenin area near the Salem checkpoint, as well as plotting to carry out shooting attacks on an IDF patrol, the Shin Bet reported. The cell was also responsible for various shooting attacks against Israeli communities in the West Bank, including the settlements of Shaked, Hermash and Shavei Shimron.

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