Released for publication: Israel’s Shin Bet security agency says it foiled the plans of an Iranian and Hezbollah run Palestinian terror cell, working under the guise of a PA humanitarian aid agency, to kidnap an IDF soldier in order to force the release of jailed Palestinian terrorists.
By Yoav Zitun
Israel has uncovered an Iranian-backed terror cell operating under the guise of a humanitarian aid agency in the Palestinian Authority-run West Bank, officials from the Shin Bet security service said Tuesday.
The discovery of the cell by the Shin Bet and IDF prevented terror attacks planned for the West Bank, the officials said. Continue Reading »
Responsible for the murder of 17-year-old Israeli, Rina Shnerb earlier this year, Khalida Jarrar, a senior official in the terrorist organization Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, was named by the Shin Bet as the head of a 50-strong terrorist cell based in territory governed by the PA.
By Elior Levi, Elisha Ben Kimon
For years now, the Israeli defense establishment has been following Khalida Jarrar, a senior official in the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).
Last week, she was named by the Shin Bet security service as the head of a large terror cell in the West Bank, responsible for, among other attacks, the murder of 17-year-old Rina Shnerb earlier this year. Continue Reading »
Israel’s internal Shin Bet security service announced that in April they arrested 32 yr-old Jordanian businessman Taer Shaafut, who was run by Iranian handlers to build business ties in the West Bank and Israel.
By Yoav Zitun
The Shin Bet domestic security service said Thursday that it has arrested a Jordanian businessman who attempted to set up an intelligence-gathering operation in the West Bank on behalf of Iran.
The businessman, who was named as 32-year-old Taer Shaafut, was arrested in April and was indicted 10 days ago by the military prosecutor for allegedly making contact with the enemy, making contact with a hostile organization, and conspiring to bring enemy funds into the area. Continue Reading »
In this joint IDF, Shin Bet operation, night-vision aerial reconnaissance film shows 2 vessels with 4 Hamas operatives intercepted, foiling their attempt to smuggle materials into Gaza, meant for the manufacture of rockets that would be fired on Israeli cities.
By BENJY SINGER, JERUSALEM POST STAFF
The IDF thwarted an attempt to smuggle materials, meant for manufacturing rockets, into the Gaza Strip in early May, The army released for publication Friday morning.
Two Palestinian vessels entered the forbidden area in the southern Gaza Strip on May 11, in violation of the security regulations and the armistice directives. The navy seized the vessels and the four suspects on them were transferred to interrogation of security forces. Continue Reading »
RELEASED FOR PUBLICATION: Ranwa Shanawi, 22, stole funds from her parents to buy airline ticket to Turkey, then used fake documents to cross into Syria to join the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front.
– She was later arrested by fellow members of the group, then deported back to Turkey.
By Lilach Shoval
An Israeli citizen who traveled to Syria to join the Nusra Front and “die a martyr’s death” crossed the border back into Israel last month and was arrested by the Shin Bet security agency and the Israel Police, the Shin Bet reported Sunday after an ban on the story was lifted. Continue Reading »
Israel Police statement read, “A joint investigation of the Israeli Police and the General Security Service (Shin Bet) led SWAT (MAGAV) and IDF forces to Ramallah, where a suspect was arrested in connection with the murder of Ori Ansbacher in the Ein Yael area in Jerusalem.”
Israeli police and security forces arrested a Palestinian man in connection with the murder of a 19-year-old woman from a West Bank settlement, whose lifeless body was found in the Jerusalem forest on Thursday night with multiple stab wounds.
The suspect, reportedly aged 30, was arrested in the city of Ramallah in the West Bank. Continue Reading »
With the cooperation of the French gov’t, Israel’s Shin Bet security operatives arrest a French driver and Palestinian guard, both employed by the French Consulate in Jerusalem, for smuggling automatic assault rifles and hand guns from Hamas in Gaza to terrorists in the West Bank using a vehicle with French diplomatic plates.
By Yoav Zitun, Itamar Eichner
Two employees of the French Consulate in east Jerusalem—a driver and his security guard—were arrested by Israeli authorities last month on suspicion of using a vehicle with diplomatic plates to smuggle weapons from Hamas in Gaza to the West Bank, the Shin Bet said Monday. Continue Reading »
In an ISIS inspired terror-attack, 3 Arab citizens of Israel planned to open fire at one of the world’s holiest sites, Jerusalem’s Temple Mount.
By ANNA AHRONHEIM
Three Arab citizens from the village of Um el-Fahm were indicted on Monday for plotting a terrorist attack on the Temple Mount in the name of Islamic State, the Shin Bet security agency announced.
The suspects, identified as 20-year-olds Muhammad Mas’ud Muhammad Jabarin and Imad Lutfi Muhammad Jabarin, as well as a minor, were arrested during January and February in a joint operation by the Shin Bet and the Israel Police
The attack was thwarted thanks to accurate intelligence information that enabled the security forces to arrest the members of the terrorist cell before they could obtain weapons and actualize their plans. Continue Reading »
Recently arrested while attempting to cross the border into Israel, the 23 yr-old Gaza terrorist divulged an abundance of crucial intel to the Shin Bet on Hamas’ tunnels; the terror-tunnels intended to launch surprise attacks on civilians inside Israel and those intended for combat with, or abduction of, IDF soldiers inside Gaza.
By Yoav Zitun
A Palestinian resident of Gaza has been indicted for serious security-related offense, after the Shin Bet solicited from him copious amounts of crucial information about the workings of Hamas terror tunnels.
Ahmed Magdi Muhamad Abid, 23, was arrested at the end of September this year by Israel while attempting to cross the border into Israeli territory. Continue Reading »
Since the new joint project between Israel’s Crossing Authority, Shin Bet & Israel Police, the lab has identified substances which could be weaponized, literally preventing tons of explosive materials from reaching the Palestinian terror organizations in Gaza.
BY EYTAN HALON
An attempt to smuggle tons of explosive material into the Gaza Strip has been thwarted by the Israeli Ministry of Defense’s Crossing Authority, it was announced on Wednesday.
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The attempt was foiled thanks to a new, advanced chemistry laboratory that was set up in recent weeks at Israel’s Kerem Shalom crossing with Gaza.
New security lab identifies chemicals and other dangerous materials before they are transferred to Gaza.
IDF with Shin Bet security forces confiscated tens of thousands of shekels that were paid by terrorist organizations to the families of the terrorists who murdered 1st Sgt. Hadas Malka.
By Kobi Finkler
During the night, IDF forces operated in cooperation with Shin Bet security forces in the village of Deir Abu Mash’al in the Binyamin Regional Brigade.
1st Sgt. Hadas Malka ז”ל , Border Police fighter was killed in Jerusalem by Palestinian terrorists – Photo Courtesy of Family
During the operation, the forces confiscated tens of thousands of shekels that were paid by terrorist organizations to the families of the terrorists who murdered First Sergeant Hadas Malka in the attack on Damascus Gate last June. Continue Reading »
BUSTED: During joint pre-dawn operations, the IDF forces working with the Shin Bet internal security agency and Israel Border Police nab 10 wanted terrorists, uncover and confiscate an illegal weapons cache, along with tens of thousands of shekels funded by Hamas.
By David Rosenberg
Israeli security forces operating in Judea and Samaria overnight apprehended 14 suspects wanted in Israel for a variety of offenses, including 10 terrorists involved in attacks on Israeli civilians and security personnel.
Guns and amunition confiscated in Samaria – Photo: IDF spokesperson’s unit
The 14 suspects were nabbed in a series of joint pre-dawn operations Tuesday morning involving the IDF, Israel Police, Shin Bet internal security agency, and Border Police. Continue Reading »
Israel averts deadly terror attack near Jerusalem Thursday with a joint operation involving the Shin Bet, Israel Police, and the Border Guard’s special Yamam unit capturing the five Arab terrorist cell.
By David Rosenberg
Israeli authorities captured five terrorists on their way to commit a terror attack east of Jerusalem Thursday afternoon.
The five terrorists, all residents of the Hevron region in Judea, were arrested in al-Eizariya, a Palestinian Authority-controlled city just east of Jerusalem.
Shin Bet & Israel Police – Israel Police
The arrest was carried out by members of the Yamam special police force unit (top photo) of the Border Police in a joint operation with Israel Police. Continue Reading »
Israel’s Shin Bet security agency says that after exposing the mechanism that allowed for almost $200,000 to be transferred to agents in the West Bank, it will continue to “thwart this terrorist activity orchestrated by Hamas operatives abroad and in the Gaza Strip.”
By Lilach Shoval
A large-scale investigation recently uncovered a Hamas money transfer mechanism funneling cash from Hamas headquarters in Turkey and Gaza to operatives in the West Bank city of Hebron.
Israel Police investigators – Israel Police Spokesperson Dept.
The investigation, a cooperative effort between the Israel Defense Forces, the Shin Bet security agency and the Israel Police, was placed under gag order, lifted Thursday. Continue Reading »
In an overnight joint operation, Israel’s security service Shin Bet, and IDF special forces arrest 3 Hamas members, one a legislator in the West Bank parliament.
By Elior Levy and Itay Blumental
The IDF and the Shin Bet arrested overnight Tuesday a Hamas legislator in the West Bank parliament, Ahmed Atun, who resides in the city of Al-Bireh, north of Jerusalem. Two other wanted individuals in the West Bank were also arrested in the process.
Atun is one of four Hamas members of parliament who were stripped of their residency in east Jerusalem and expelled in the last decade, the others being Muhammad Abu Tir, Khaled Abu Arafeh, and Muhammad Totah. Continue Reading »