Palestinians arrested for plot of ‘drone’ attack in Israel



3 Palestinian engineering students were arrested by Abbas’ PA police for planning terror attack on Israel with an unmanned aircraft.

Hamas condemns arrest, says Abbas ‘protects security of Israeli occupation’


The Palestinian security services in the West Bank have arrested three students accused of plotting to build a “drone” with which to attack Israel, a source said Friday.

pilotless aircraft - Photo: Ohad Zwigenberg

pilotless aircraft – Photo: Ohad Zwigenberg

The three Hebron University engineering students had intended to build a pilotless aircraft equipped with explosives, according to the Palestinian security source.

But before they could carry out the attack, they were arrested by the security services of the Palestinian Authority, which governs the West Bank, the source said without giving any more details.

Hamas, the Islamist movement which rules the Gaza Strip, issued a statement denouncing “this new proof of security cooperation between the occupation (Israel) and the services of the Palestinian Authority.”

It also criticized the Palestinian Authority for “hindering all the efforts of the resistance and protecting the security of the occupation.”

The movement did not say, however, if it had been involved in the alleged plot.

On April 25, Israel shot down a drone from Lebanon off its northern coast in the second such incident in seven months, which it blamed on the Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah.


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