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2 terror cells exposed in West Bank

IDF and Shin Bet arrest two terror cells active in stone throwing, rioting and attempted shooting attacks in West Bank

Yossi Yehoshua
Published: 01.10.13, 17:46 / Israel News

Cleared for publication: Security forces have arrested two terror cells active in the West Bank during the course of the last two months, Yedioth Ahronoth reported Wednesday.

 

One of the cells was arrested during November and included a number of operatives from the village of Husan near Bethlehem.

 

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During their interrogation, the members admitted to throwing stones at a vehicle traveling on the road adjacent to their village.

 

During the incident, Ziona Kalla, wife of singer Itzik Kalla, was seriously wounded.

 

Additional suspects admitted to throwing stones at other vehicles traveling the route at the time.

 

In the upcoming days, an indictment will be filed against the group in the Judea Military Court.

 

The second cell was arrested in the village of Beita, near Nablus.  

 

The group is suspected of being involved in a number of stone throwing attacks from moving vehicles; as well as an attempted shooting attacks, all in the Samaria region.

 

During a Shin Bet interrogation, members of the terrorist cell admitted to first becoming involved in rioting and stone throwing which targeted security forces and then turning to throwing stones at civilian vehicles.

 

 

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