Terrorist released for Gilad offered $60K to another 'Palestinian' to open fire on Israelis
A 'Palestinian' terrorist released as part of the 'terrorists for Gilad' trade offered another 'Palestinian' from Nablus (Shchem) $60,000 to open fire on Israeli soldiers and civilians
. Fortunately, the 'Palestinian' from Nablus was caught by Israel's General Security Service (Shin Bet) before he could carry out the attack.
The suspect, Amir Brakhat, 24, had made the Umrah pilgrimage to Mecca,
where he met Amir Dukan, a convicted terrorist from Nablus who had been
released by Israel to Gaza, the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) said.
offered Brakhat 60 thousand dollars in exchange for opening fire on
Israeli traffic near Nablus, or hurling a grenade at the IDF checkpoint
located in Hawara, the investigation revealed.
"Upon his return,
Brakhat got in touch with Dukan and said he was prepared to carry out
the attack. He tried to obtain a gun," the Shin Bet said.
investigation again illustrates the attempts by terrorist organizations
to promote their activity in the West Bank, through the increased use of
ex-prisoners released in the 'Schalit deal,'" the Shin Bet added.
this context, the Umrah is exploited for meetings on Saudi territory,
for the passing of messages, ideas, and plans to carry out acts of
terrorism," it said.
The security agency has observed an increase
in the number of terror plots involving ex-security prisoners who are
among 1200 former prisoners released by Israel in 2011 in exchange for
the release of IDF soldier Gilad Schalit, who was being held captive in
Gaza by Hamas.
Aren't you glad we did the 'terrorists for Gilad' trade? But wait, that's not all Mr. Dukan is up to.
The Shin Bet also announced on Wednesday that it arrested two men on
suspicion of attempting to smuggle Hamas money earmarked for terrorism
from Jordan to the West Bank. The money originated from the same Amir
Dukan who is the center of the first investigation, the investigation
The men had hidden 10,000 Euros and 900 dollars in cigarette cartons.
What could go wrong?
Labels: Palestinian terrorism, Palestinian terrorists, Shin Bet, terrorists for Gilad trade