Israel Exposes Alleged Iranian Terror Intel Cell in West Bank

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The Times of Israel reports:  The Shin Bet security service on Wednesday revealed it had uncovered an Iranian military intelligence operation in the West Bank that it said was planning to carry out terror attacks and collect intelligence for the Islamic Republic.

The three alleged members of the cell were arrested in November, and indictments were filed against them earlier this week in a military court, the Shin Bet said. According to the security service, the cell had operated in the West Bank, specifically the Hebron area, for over two years. The Shin Bet would not say when its investigation into their activities began.

The Shin Bet’s announcement about the alleged Iranian spy ring came amid a spate of allegations by Israeli security forces and politicians against Tehran and its support for Palestinian terrorist groups in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

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