Shin Bet Busts Hamas Cell in Hebron That Plotted Shooting Attacks Against Israelis

Hamas cell busted by Shin Bet
Shin Bet

The Jerusalem Post reports: The Shin Bet (Israeli Security Agency) broke up a Hamas cell recently that plotted shootings on Israeli targets around Hebron, the intelligence agency said on Sunday, marking the third disruption of Hamas terrorism plots in recent weeks.

According to the intelligence agency, a joint operation with the IDF led to the arrest in November 2015 of a three-man Hamas terror cell based in Hebron, whose members planned to fire on Israeli traffic on Route 35 near the West Bank city.

Operatives allegedly purchased an M-16 rifle and a handgun (pictured). The cell was allegedly headed by Muhammad Ali Kawasme, 38, who recruited members of the cell. Kawasme’s brother, Hassam Ali Kawasme, orchestrated the kidnap and murder attack on three Israeli teenagers in June 2014 in the Hebron area.

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