Ramle woman arrested on suspicion of aiding Gaza terrorists

Somaiya Abu Ghanem, a 21-year-old resident of Ramle, was indicted Monday in Petah Tikva District Court for contact with a foreign agent, the Prime Minister's Office announced. The Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency), in cooperation with the Israel Police, arrested her on December 28, the statement said. According to the indictment, around September 2008, Ghanem was contacted by Gaza-based Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade terrorists, who sought her assistance in kidnapping an Israeli. Ghanem allegedly expressed her willingness to aid the terrorists. In the investigation it was also found that she was asked to assist in bringing a woman suicide terrorist from Gaza into Israel and to lead her to a crowded place, the statement said. Ghanem worked as a teacher's aide at a Ramle kindergarten and was due to begin university studies.