Shin Bet Arrests Palestinian Cell Responsible for West Bank Shootings

Israeli border policemen arrest a Palestinian protestor, who did not follow their instruction to leave, during a demonstration against administrative detention and in support of Palestinian prisoner Bilal Kayed on August 24, 2016 at Damascus Gate, a main entrance to Jerusalem's Old City. A rights group said on August 24, …

BICOM reports: The Shin Bet announced that it arrested a cell of four Palestinians, including three minors, who had perpetrated four shooting attacks in the West Bank.

The Israeli secret service said that the arrests had been made in conjunction with the Border Police and IDF and that family members had also been arrested on suspicion of hiding the weapons used in the attacks. The cell had apparently carried out four shootings near the West Bank settlement of Ofra during October and November, using locally-made weapons.

A Shin Bet statement said: “The activity of the cell demonstrates the high threat level of a terrorist cell with access to weapons and the ability to manufacture weapons. The Shin Bet, together with the IDF and Israel Police, will continue to work in order to uncover and foil terrorist activities.”

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