Masked Hamas terrorist 311 R.
(photo credit: Ibraheem Abu Mustafa / Reuters)
The Shin Bet has captured members of two Palestinian terror cells allegedly
behind a number of attacks against Israeli security forces in the West
One of the cells was arrested in early September and consisted of a
number of members, ranging in ages from 18 to 22.
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The cell members opened
fire in late August on a Border Police jeep in the village of Shura near
The cell members would initiate civil disturbances in the area
to draw security forces and would then open fire at them with various weapons
they had assembled. No one was injured in any of the attacks.
Bet said that the arrest of the cell members thwarted their plans to attack a
Jewish settler who frequently drove villagers from Shura throughout the West
The second cell operated out of the village of Zuta near Nablus and
was behind a bomb attack against an IDF patrol near the village.
the cell’s members served a two-year stint in Israeli jail for membership in
Hamas. The member, Ahmed Musa, built the bomb used in the attack against
the IDF patrol and plotted additional attacks that were thwarted by the Shin