General Security Service stops mass terror attack at Teddy Stadium
Israel's Shin Bet General Security Service has broken up a large 'Palestinian' terror cell that was planning a mass terror attack at Jerusalem's Teddy Stadium
. The terror cell was commanded from - where else? - Turkey.
The Shin Bet announcement confirmed a Times of Israel report last week that said Israel had arrested dozens of members
of a Hamas terror network operating throughout the West Bank. The
network, Palestinian officials said, was funded and directed by Hamas
officials in Turkey who have set up a de facto command center in the
More than 30 Hamas operatives were arrested
during the month of September, the Shin Bet said Thursday. The majority
were recruited while studying in Jordan and trained in either Syria or
the Gaza Strip, which they entered via tunnels from Sinai.
The Shin Bet said the ring was preparing to
kidnap Israelis in Israel and abroad, enter Israeli villages, detonate
car bombs, perpetrate roadside attacks, and execute a terror attack in
Teddy Stadium, where the Israeli soccer team Beitar Jerusalem plays its
The Shin Bet asserted that the plan was
evidence of an “indefatigable” desire on Hamas’s part to rehabilitate
its terror infrastructure in the West Bank and to tug Israel into a
sharp military response, which might indirectly lead to the toppling of
PA President Mahmoud Abbas’s regime, which is “one of Hamas’ goals.”
As with the previous network, the man behind the terrorist grouping was
Saleh al-Arouri, a Hamas leader who was deported from the West Bank to
Turkey in 2010, the sources said.
Labels: Hamas, Palestinian terrorism, Saleh al-Arouri, terrorists for Gilad trade