IDF nabs Hizbullah-funded terrorist

Magdi A'amar was one of 7-man terror cell that received funds for weapons.

terrorist 298 idf (photo credit: Courtesy photo)
terrorist 298 idf
(photo credit: Courtesy photo)
The Shin Bet and IDF have arrested a Palestinian man in the West Bank who headed a seven-man cell and attacked IDF troops in exchange for money from Hizbullah. The man was identified as Magdi A'amar, 31, from Kufar Kalil near Nablus. He was a member of Fatah's Al-Aksa Matyrs' Brigade. After his arrest in October he told his interrogators that he had offered his services to Hizbullah through an intermediary. His first installment was for $1,000. A month later they got another $500. A'amar's cell eventually received a total of $3,000 which they used to purchase weapons for their attacks. The members of the cell were members of Palestinian security forces. He also said that since his name was on an Israeli list of fugitives, the Palestinian Authority paid him between NIS 400 and NIS 700 every month in return for a promise not to carry out attacks. But he didn't uphold his end of the bargain. A'amar had been imprisoned for participating in demonstrations during the first intifada. Security sources said he has participated in numerous shooting attacks against IDF troops in the Nablus area.