News agency: Israel killed 2 Hamas men in Sinai

According to Palestinian report, Hamas's claim for Dimona attack apparently exposed separate cell.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
February 13, 2008 21:33
News agency: Israel killed 2 Hamas men in Sinai

terror dimona 224.88. (photo credit: AP)

Israel has killed two Hamas terrorists in Sinai who were planning to carry out a suicide bombing, the Palestinian Ma'an news agency reported on Wednesday. The two Palestinians reportedly entered Sinai from the Gaza Strip and were killed in recent days by Israeli elite police forces inside the Egyptian territory. Last week, a woman was killed in a suicide attack in Dimona after two terrorists reportedly infiltrated the area via the south Hebron Hills. Various groups scrambled to claim responsibility for the attack, including Hamas in Gaza, even though the terrorists were seemingly dispatched from the West Bank. Army Radio reported that Hamas's claim of responsibility, together with the public appearance of the families of the purported terrorists in Gaza, seemed to expose the activities of a separate terror cell which was on its way to Israel. However, following the high state of alert declared on the Israel-Egypt border, Israeli forces were reportedly waiting for the terrorists and gunned them down. Meanwhile, IDF soldiers arrested a Palestinian near Hebron with a handgun, a rifle and other military equipment on Wednesday night.


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