Hamas Operative Charged With Planting Explosives, Firing Rockets at Israel

A silhouette of a Palestinian militant from the Ezzedine al-Qassam brigade, the armed wing of Hamas, carries a Man Portable Air Defence System (MANPAD) during a march in Gaza City on September 14, 2013.
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The Jerusalem Post reports: Madhat Bin Fuzi Abu Snina from Gaza was indicted on Sunday, accused of a range of security offenses including planting explosives at IDF positions and firing rockets into Israel.

Southern District prosecutors said that they filed at least 18 charges in the Beersheba District Court against Abu Snina, 24, who has been active in Hamas since 2007.

The charges include the accusation that he and several others tracked the movements of IDF vehicles in order to plant explosive devices and ambush them along several routes the military uses along the Gaza border.

 While Abu Snina and his conspirators carefully planned the ambushes, including diversions to draw in the IDF patrols to the ambush point, various operational factors allowed the patrols to escape unharmed, prosecutors said.
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