Ashraf Awidat, 19, a member of the Islamic Jihad, was arrested overnight Monday by security forces in the Jenin area was involved in attempts to launch a suicide bomb attack in Israel in the coming days.
According to army officials, Awidat was the aide of Iyad Abu Roub, the Islamic Jihad commander in the Jenin area arrested last week. Officials said that Awidat recruited activists to the cause as well as suicide bombers and was recently involved in the planning of a suicide bomb attack inside Israeli that was to be launched in the near future.
Officials said he was also involved in the planning of the Hadera suicide bomb attack on October 26, in which six Israelis were murdered.
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