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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Terrorist cell caught

A terrorist cell has been caught that planned to blow up a synagogue in Modiin (which is within the 'green line' - not in Judea or Samaria) and to target Americans in Judea and Samaria. For those who are not aware of the demographics, religious American Jewish immigrants constitute a disproportionate number of the revenants in Judea and Samaria and many American Jews go to visit them there.
Over the past few months, the Shabak (General Security Service) has captured members of a terrorist cell that planned to blow up a synagogue in Modiin and kidnap Americans in Judea and Samaria. Their goal was to bring about the release of Ahmed Saadat, the imprisoned head of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.


The leading cell member terrorist, Ramzi Hasin Sharauna, was arrested four months ago, and he informed the GSS interrogators of the ties he had formed with PFLP men in Gaza. They assigned him the mission of building a PFLP cell in the Hevron region, along the lines of those in Shechem and Jenin. Sharauna said he had also been assigned to find a suicide terrorist to blow up a synagogue in the city of Modiin, between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. However, he volunteered to do the job himself, as he knew the area from his illegal work at a construction site nearby. He said that he later changed the plan, intending to blow up the building while it was empty, and then escape to Ramallah.

Sharauna's cell also planned to kidnap American volunteers, and hold them as ransom for the release of Saadat. The group actually kidnapped someone a year ago, but released him when he yelled out. Other attacks they planned included a shooting in Modiin, as well as shootings and stabbings in the vicinity of Hevron.
I suspect that they are referring to this kidnap attempt, although it could also be this one. But Kiryat Sefer is right next to Modiin and makes more sense. To my knowledge, however, neither of those kidnap attempts involved Americans.

And I'm sure that if we just give the 'Palestinians' their state reichlet all of these terrorist activities will immediately come to a screeching halt....


At 8:58 PM, Blogger Lois Koenig said...


When I saw Modi'in? I am still shaking, especially since it is within the Green Line.

Thank G-d Shabak was on their case.

At 10:45 PM, Blogger Carl in Jerusalem said...

NY Nana,

There is talk about doing major development in Modiin for the secular population. If that happens, Modiin will never need to worry again, because it will clearly be InMyBackYard.

At 11:37 PM, Blogger Lois Koenig said...


Won't it change the balance? From my friend, I have heard so much. The photos she sends are wonderful, as she is a gifted photographer. Her Uncle has bought a flat nearby, and has either made Aliyah from a London suburb,or is ready to.

But if it makes it any safer for them? Great. I remember when she worked at Hebrew University, and took an armor plated bus, IIRC, from Modiin..she has been chronically late all her life, and because of it, barely missed the Sbarro's homicide bomber,in '01, thank G-d.


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