According to security sources, three Hamas members planted several explosive devices alongside the highway and intended to detonate
The terrorists were arrested by IDF soldiers at the beginning of April; dozens of kilograms of explosives were found in their possession, and two of the bombs were uncovered.
The head of the Hamas cell was identified as 23-year-old Hadi Abu Aisha of Hebron, a member of a family of prominent Hamas members. Ta’ar Abu Aisha, also of Hebron, is the cousin of a Hamas militant who was killed by Israeli security forces. The third detainee was named as Sa’ad Abu Aisha.
The cell members have admitted to planning the highway attack.