Palestinian who planned to attack Israeli tourist buses in Jordan arrested

September 18, 2007 13:13


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The IDF and Shin Bet arrested in July a Palestinian member of Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan who planned to perpetrate a large-scale shooting attack against Israeli tourist buses in Jordan, officials announced Tuesday. The suspect, Hader Shakir, had been living in Jordan when he was arrested by Jordanian authorities for his Muslim Brotherhood-related activities. Shakir was deported to the West Bank, where he was arrested by Israeli security forces. Subsequent interrogation uncovered the man's intention to attack Israelis. According to security sources, Shakir and other Hamas members had obtained two Kalashnikov rifles and trained for the attack. The Radisson Hotel in Amman was mentioned as a likely target.

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