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Terror plot thwarted
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Shin Bet releases details of foiled terror plot
Jordanian national, holder of Israeli ID, planned to kidnap Israeli citizens in Jerusalem under instructions from Hamas

The Shin Bet released on Wednesday details of a foiled plot to kidnap Israeli citizens in Jerusalem last year.

 

The security agency said that the mastermind, Ala Hamad, a Jordanian citizen who holds an Israeli ID, was recruited by Hamas operatives based in Damascus to kidnap an Israeli citizen in Jerusalem.

 

Hamad, 29, is the son of a Jordanian father and an Israeli mother.

 

Hamad was trained by Hamas in Damascus in 2004 before he was sent to Israel on reconnaissance missions. He rented a house in an Arab village near Jerusalem.

 

He was arrested on November 21 last year, two weeks before his planned kidnapping attack.

 

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