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Security forces arrest terror cell suspected of shooting attack against IDF forces
Shin Bet, IDF and Border Police forces arrest a terrorist cell suspected of carrying out multiple attacks against IDF forces near Taybeh and Tulkarm; three suspects are members of Palestinian security forces.
The Shin Bet, together with IDF and Border Police forces, has arrested a terror cell suspected of carrying out a shooting attack against an IDF force at the Jabara checkpoint near Taybeh and Tulkarm, it was cleared for publication on Sunday.

 

 

Three of the suspects are members of Palestinian security forces and another was released as part of the Gilad Shalit prisoner exchange. The suspects are residents of Danaba and Tulkarm.

 

Seized sub-machine gun (Photo: Shin Bet) (Photo: Shin Bet)
Seized sub-machine gun (Photo: Shin Bet)

 

According to the Shin Bet, cell members were able to carry out seven attacks against IDF forces in the area before their arrest.

 

"During the investigation, various weapons were seized, including two 'Carlo' sub-machine guns, six pipe bombs and an improvised explosive device," the Shin Bet said in a statement.

 

Pipe bombs discovered at the site (Photo: Shin Bet) (Photo: Shin Bet)
Pipe bombs discovered at the site (Photo: Shin Bet)

 

In addition to the six suspects and the weapons seized, the Shin Bet said that "As part of the investigation, Ahmed Abd al-Qader, a resident of Tulkarm, was also arrested on suspicion of supplying the weapons used by the cell in last month's shooting attack."

 

"The investigation uncovered serious terrorist activity meant to harm IDF soldiers with the support of the Tanzim organization and operatives of the Palestinian Authority's security services," the Shin Bet said.

 


פרסום ראשון: 05.28.17, 14:27
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