A Hamas terror cell in the West Bank was captured earlier this year for allegedly plotting to kidnap IDF soldiers and use them as bargaining chips in a bid to release Palestinian prisoners held by Israel, the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) released for publication on Wednesday.
The cell consisted of three Hamas operatives, including a former member of the Palestinian Authority security forces who was arrested by Israel in 2006 and released last February for planning a similar scheme five years ago. Another member of the cell from the village of Bido was also released from Israeli prison last December.
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