Hamas terrorist cell busted by Shin Bet, planned to attack Israeli MK

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Hamas terrorist cell busted by Shin Bet, planned to attack Israeli MK
The five men in the east Jerusalem terror cell planned to attack Israeli targets, including Religious Zionist Party MK Itamar Ben Gvir.
By ANNA AHRONHEIM
Published: MAY 24, 2022

A Hamas terrorist cell in east Jerusalem that planned to attack Religious Zionist Party MK Itamar Ben-Gvir and other Israeli targets was thwarted by the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency). The five cell members were indicted in a Jerusalem court on Tuesday, more than a month after their arrest.

The cell was led by Rashid Rashek, a prominent Hamas operative in Jerusalem’s Old City, the Shin Bet said. Along with Hamas operative Mansour Tzafadi, from Abu Tor in southeastern Jerusalem, he planned a shooting attack or suicide bombing in the capital, it said.

According to the Shin Bet’s investigation, Rashek recruited a number of operatives in Jerusalem who would riot in the city’s eastern neighborhoods as well as on the Temple Mount during Ramadan “to destabilize the Temple Mount and Jerusalem.” The operatives brought fireworks, Hamas flags and other paraphernalia to use during the riots.

more............. https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/article-707524
 
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