Hamas terrorist cell busted by Shin Bet, planned to attack Israeli MK

The Jerusalem Post reports: “Israel’s Shin Bet internal security agency thwarted a Hamas terror cell of east Jerusalem residents who planned to carry out attacks on various Israeli targets including MK Itamar Ben Gvir, who just last month blasted the security agency for what he called ‘failures.’

The five men were arrested by Israeli security forces in early April and were indicted in a Jerusalem court on Tuesday.

According to the Shin Bet investigation, the cell was led by Rashid Rashek, who was described by the agency as a ‘prominent’ Hamas operative living in Jerusalem’s Old City. Along with Hamas operative Mansour Tzafadi from Abu Tor, he planned a shooting attack or suicide bombing in the capital…”

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