Bedouin soldier who drafted to IDF to help Hamas with terror arrested

Shahada Abu Elkain intended on collecting inside information on how the IDF functions in order to help Hamas plan terror attacks.

Man in handcuffs - illustrative (photo credit: INGIMAGE)
Man in handcuffs - illustrative
(photo credit: INGIMAGE)

A Bedouin citizen was arrested for enlisting in the IDF to help Hamas carry out plans of terrorism, the Shin Bet reported on Thursday.

Shahada Abu al-Qi’an from Hura, near Beersheba,  was enlisted by a sub-unit of Hamas that works out of the Gaza Strip.

The interrogation revealed that Abu al-Qi’an had collected intelligence, photographed sites throughout Israel, and had stolen weapons that he then passed on to Hamas.

Abu al-Qi’an was arrested a few days after his enlistment to the IDF. He had been planning to gather inside information about how the army functions in order to help Hamas plan terrorism accordingly.

The motive

 HAMAS ABIDES by its charter: Graffiti depicts Hamas fighters firing rockets, in Khan Younis, May 30. (credit: ABED RAHIM KHATIB/FLASH90) HAMAS ABIDES by its charter: Graffiti depicts Hamas fighters firing rockets, in Khan Younis, May 30. (credit: ABED RAHIM KHATIB/FLASH90)

The Shin Bet concluded from its investigation that Abu al-Qi’an motive was identification with Gaza terrorist organizations, and a wish to get revenge on Israel for its law enforcement against his family’s illegally built home.

Following his interrogation, an indictment was submitted against Abu al-Qi’an.