2 Israeli-Arabs accused of aiding Hamas; plotting terror

Umm Al-Fahm residents allegedly traveled to Syria to meet with operatives; were paid several thousand dollars for their activities.

September 28, 2010 17:53
A member of the Hamas-affiliated Popular Resistanc

hamas man 58. (photo credit: AP)

The Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) revealed on Tuesday that it had arrested two Israeli-Arabs who during a trip to Saudi Arabia allegedly met with Hamas operatives who live in Lebanon and Syria.

During their meetings with the Hamas operatives, the two were asked to locate an arms cache that Hamas had hidden to be used in terror attacks against Israel.

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The two received a map and an explanation on the site but despite their efforts, they failed to locate the cache.

The Hamas operatives also asked one of the Israeli-Arabs to recruit an additional Arab on behalf of Hamas, who was supposed to travel abroad and undergo paramilitary training.

The two also received several thousand dollars from Hamas for their activities.

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