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Palestinian from Gaza arrested for planning sniper attack on Israelis

Abu Amsa, 32, admitted under questioning that he had planned to carry out a sniper attack on IDF troops patrolling the Gaza border fence with Israel.



A Palestinian man from Gaza who had entered Israel to receive medical treatment was arrested for planning sniper attacks on Israeli civilians and soldiers.

A masked militant from Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades of the Fatah movement in Hebron, August 3, 2008. - Photo REUTERS-Nayef Hashlamoun

A masked militant from Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades – Photo: REUTERS/Nayef Hashlamoun

Mohammed Abu Amsa, 32, was arrested earlier this month in a joint operation of the Israel Shin Bet security agency and the Israel Police. A gag order on the case was lifted on Thursday.

Amsa postponed his planned sniper attack in order to receive treatment at a Ramallah hospital to restore his eyesight.

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Armed Fatah Members in Gaza Arrested by Hamas

Hamas crashed an Al Aqsa Brigades press conference before arresting four members then forcing the men to unmask.

By Adam Ross


Four members of the Fatah affiliated Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades group have been arrested by Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

The arrests were reported by the Maan news agency, who said the four, yielding weapons, delivered a vitriolic press conference from the Al Ghafri Tower in Gaza City. The report said after journalists left, Hamas men surrounded the building and forced the Aqsa fighters to unmask before they were detained.

In recent months, Hamas security agencies have detained dozens of Fatah-affiliated political activists accusing them of belonging to the ‘Tamarod’ (Rebel) movement, which was formed to overthrow Muslim Brotherhood rule in Egypt. Continue Reading »