Israel Nabs Hamas Cell Planning Suicide Bombings in Jerusalem, Haifa

A masked Hamas militant, dressed as a 'martyr,' plays with a mock up of a suicide-bomber's 'belt of explosives' during the funeral of his slain leader Abdel Rahman Hamad October 14, 2001 in the West Bank town of Qalqilya, hours after the Islamic activist was gunned down by Israeli special …
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Ynetnews reports: The Shin Bet has uncovered a terror cell of more than 20 Hamas members from across the West Bank who planned suicide bombings in large Israeli cities, it was cleared for publication on Thursday.

The cell operated in the Nablus area and recruited four suicide bombers who were supposed to carry out attacks in crowded locations in Haifa, Jerusalem and different bus stops.

Most of the arrested cell members have served time in Israeli prison in the past for their involvement in terror activity against Israel.

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