Israel: Hamas Cell Was Plotting Large-Scale Bombings

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The Times of Israel reports: The Shin Bet security service on Thursday said it recently uncovered a Hamas terror network in the West Bank that was acting on orders from the group’s leaders in Gaza, with plans to conduct large-scale bombing attacks against targets in the West Bank and Israel.

According to the Shin Bet, members of the various terror cells prepared to manufacture explosives and were instructed to “select crowded sites as targets for the attacks.”

The internal security service said this effort was different from previous attempts by Hamas to carry out attacks in the West Bank in recent years “in terms of scope and the potential of danger from them.”

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