As a result of a joint Shin Bet-IDF effort over the past two months, a Hamas terrorist cell planning on carrying out acts of terror, has been exposed in the West Bank city of Hebron. The leader of this group, Basel Himouni, is a Hamas operative who was expelled to the Gaza Strip as part of the Shalit prisoner exchange deal. He has not been arrested.
The cell members were caught with a pipe bomb. Indictments have been filed against three of the cell members at the Judea Military Court. (Yoav Zitun)