Police and Shin Bet arrest Israeli terror cell

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December 27, 2016 15:56

 
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Israel Police in collaboration with the Shin Bet (Israeli Security Agency) discovered and arrested an Israeli terror cell in November, was cleared for release on Tuesday. The terror cell, whose members are Israeli civilians, had plotted to carry out a terror attack against IDF soldiers in the Negev, situated in southern Israeli.

The Shin bet has arrested two of the potential perpetrators.

During the police and Shin Bet investigation, it was revealed that terror cell had made a thorough tour of the area in which they had planned to attack and gathered information about several location in the area.

According to the Shin Bet, Israeli forces also uncovered a Karlo Gustav rifle that the suspects had stashed, as well as a large amount of systems that operate explosive devices.

An indictment against two of the cell's members is set to be filed in the coming days.

The investigation is expected to continue and security forces are preparing to conduct several more arrests in accordance with information gathered throughout the investigation.

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