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Beit Haggai shooting attack
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Shakib Baher Shakib Avivi
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Farid Jaber
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Mussa Ibrahim Fahed Wazouz
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Deadly Hebron cell caught
Army says six Israelis killed, eight injured in attacks carried out by cell members
Security services in January arrested members of a Hebron terror cell responsible for a handful of deadly shooting attacks in 2005, it was revealed Monday.

 

The terror suspects told interrogators they carried out the attacks on behalf of Hamas.

 

The army said six Israelis were killed and eight were injured in attacks carried out by the cell.

 

On January 12 Shakib Baher Shakib Avivi, 23, who owns a clothing shop in Hebron, set up a cell to carry out shooting attacks with

Mussa Ibrahim Fahed Wazouz, 22. The two purchased Kalashnikov rifles, magazines and a car for their self-assigned mission.

 

In April 2005, the two cell members recruited Farid Jaber, 21, to their group and conducted live-fire training sessions in preparation for an attack on an IDF base in Hebron. Avivi set on the mission but was deterred by alert IDF soldiers who returned fire.

 

On June 24, 2005, the cell carried out a shooting attack at the Beit Haggai junction near Hebron killing Aviad Mantsur, 16, and his friend Avichai Levy, 17. Three other people were injured in the attack.

 

Four days after the attack Moussa and Shakib opened fire at an IDF jeep on route 35 north of Hebron. No one was injured in this attack. Plans to ambush IDF soldiers at a billiard club in Hebron were canceled after the cell members decided that one Kalashnikov was not enough and more arms were needed.

 

Shooting attack at IDF base

 

When Avivi decided to leave the cell, Mohammad Ali Joulani, 24, replaced him. On June 22, 2005, after Joulani received live-fir training, the cell carried out a shooting attack on the Kasba IDF base in Hebron, injuring two soldiers and killing a Palestinian boy.

 

On July 29, the cell members set up an ambush for an IDF jeep traveling to Hebron. No one was injured in the attack.

 

On October 26, Matat Rosenfeld-Adler, 21, and Kineret Mendel, 23, and Oz Yisrael Ben-Meir were killed in a shooting attack orchestrated by the cell at the Gush Etzion junction.

 

On December 16, the cell shot and killed Yossi Shok who was traveling on route 60.

 

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