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Hamas Legislator Arrested By IDF


Israel’s Shin Bet has confirmed that the IDF arrest was carried out on Thursday morning just outside of Hebron, and will be followed up by a thorough investigation of the Hamas-affiliated lawmaker, Samir Halaika.



The IDF arrested Hamas lawmaker Samir Halaika early Thursday morning in her home in a Palestinian village outside of Hebron, the Shin Bet confirmed.

On Monday morning, the IDF arrested two other Hamas lawmakers, Khaled Tafish and Anwar Zaboun.

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Joint Security Force Bust Palestinian Weapon-Smuggling Network


Ending the months-long operation by the Israel Police, Shin Bet and the IDF, 9 men are arrested in Nablus, finally dismantling a vast smuggling network that used mail-ordered combat equipment to supply terrorist cells in Gaza & the West Bank.

By Yoav Zitun


An operation to bring down a weapon parts and combat accessories smuggling network was finished Tuesday night as the IDF, Shin Bet, Israel Police and customs stormed the last operating shop in Nablus, seizing illegally smuggled equipment and arresting the shop owner.

Seized M-16 magazines – Photo: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit

The smuggling network ran by ordering the equipment online from undisclosed countries to the Ashdod port by ship, and from there, sending it by mail or some other legitimate delivery system to a recipient in either Balata or Casbah refugee camps in Nablus. Continue Reading »

Israel security forces nab 9 terrorists, confiscating weapons and terror funds in night-raids


In 3 overnight multi-agency operations across Judea and Samaria, the IDF, Border Police, Israel Police, and Shin Bet security agency, apprehended 9 wanted terrorists, while seizing firearms & cash used to promote terrorism.

By Arutz Sheva Staff


A joint overnight operation of the IDF, Border Police, and Judea and Samaria District police netted nine wanted terrorists and a large illegal weapon stash.

Four of the suspects arrested in the raids were wanted for past terror attacks targeting Israeli civilians and security forces.

Cache of weapon parts uncovered - IDF Spokesperson's Unit

Cache of weapon parts uncovered – IDF Spokesperson’s Unit

According to an IDF spokesperson, the suspects included three members of the Islamic Jihad terror group and two members of Hamas. Continue Reading »

Cleared for publication: Israeli Arab from Jerusalem arrested on terrorism charges


The arrested suspect, who was involved in a number of previous terror-related attacks, was planning to carry out multiple shooting attacks against Israeli security personnel & civilians in the Jewish Capital.
• His Facebook page revealed he supports Hamas and frequently incited against Israel.

By Alexander J. Apfel


An Israeli resident living in the Ras al-Amud neighborhood in eastern Jerusalem was arrested three weeks ago on suspicion of planning to carry out multiple acts of terrorism in Israel, it was cleared for publication Thursday afternoon.

Ras al-Amud neighborhood in eastern Jerusalem - Photo: Wikipedia Commons

Ras al-Amud neighborhood of eastern Jerusalem – Photo: Wikipedia Commons

The resident, identified as Muhammad Mussa Muhammad Abassi, was arrested as part of a joint operation between the Shin Bet and the Police Central Unit, said a press release issued by the Shin Bet.

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Israel Security Services arrests 3 Arab Israelis for trying to join ISIS


Following IDF forces’ discovery of a tunnel between the West Bank and Israel proper, intended for smuggling weapons to carry out attacks, the 3 Israeli-Arabs were arrested.
– 2 of the arrested Arab males had previously attempted to enter Syria to join ISIS.

By Gilad Morag


Three Israeli-Arabs from Taybe were arrested in September on suspicion of supporting ISIS in a joint operation between the Israel Police and the Shin Bet.

2 of the three, Ibrahim Yusuf and Amir Jabara - Israel Security Services

2 of the three, Ibrahim Yusuf and Amir Jabara – Israel Security Services

Amongst other things, members of the group are suspected of trying to set fire to the local soccer stadium in order to prevent a concert scheduled for Eid al-Adha during a performance by one of the winners of Arab Idol which was to occur in Taybe. Continue Reading »

Israel Security closes another Palestinian radio station for incitement to violence


Israel Defense Forces, Shin Bet and Israel Police detain five employees of ‘Alsanabel’ station for publicly inciting listeners to violence, after closing the radio station and seizing its technical equipment.

By i24news


Israeli security forces carried out an overnight operation to shut down a Palestinians radio station near the city of Hebron for broadcasting incitement against Israel, Israeli media reports said Wednesday.

IDF soldiers remove broadcasting equipment as they close the al-Sabanel radio station in Dura for incitement to violence on August 31, 2016. – Photo courtesy: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit

Armed with an order from Central Command, the IDF, Israel Police, and members of the Shin Bet raided the offices of the “Alsanabel” station, based out of the small town of Dora, just southwest of Hebron. Continue Reading »

WATCH: IDF raids illegal Palestinian weapons factory


view videoIn the largest raid of the year, conducted by hundreds of IDF soldiers, along with the Shin Bet and Border Police, improvised-weapons-making factories in Hebron and Bethlehem areas were raided, with no one hurt as violent protesters attempted to thwart the early-morning operation.

By Yoav Zitun


Hundreds of soldiers from five different battalions rushed in at 1:30am Tuesday morning to improvised-weapons-making facilities in the Hebron and Bethlehem areas in an operation that was run by the IDF along with the Shin Bet and Border Police.

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Israel arrests Hamas official for transferring millions in aid to Hamas military



view videoIsrael’s Shin Bet security agency says Hamas conducted ‘a takeover from the inside,’ leaving World Vision unaware of the fact that it was being exploited to channel tens of millions of dollars from food, health, and rehabilitation towards tunnel construction, weapons, and wages to Hamas militants.


Hamas infiltrated a large international aid organization operating in Gaza and redirected tens of millions of dollars – 60 percent – of the organization’s budget to its military wing, the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) announced on Thursday, following an investigation that lasted almost two months.

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Israeli forces arrest Palestinian terror cell, kill terrorist responsible for death of W.Bank Rabbi


The Palestinian terrorist eliminated, after firing on a joint IDF, Israel Police & Shin Bet operation, has been identified in the media as 29 yr-old Muhammad al-Fakih.

By i24news


A Palestinian in a Hamas terror cell involved in the death Rabbi Michael Mark of was killed during an Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) operation overnight near the West Bank city of Hebron, Israel’s Channel 2 news reports.

“A terrorist behind the attack in which Rabbi Michael Mark was assassinated on July 1 was killed on Tuesday night during exchanges of fire with soldiers,” a statement from the IDF said.

The Palestinian killed has been identified in Palestinian media as 29-year-old Mohamed al-Fakih, from the village of Surif, to the north of Hebron. Continue Reading »

Israel security forces find illicit arms dealers, cache near Nablus, arrest terrorists

After confiscating weapon manufacturing equipment, makeshift guns, & ammunition, Israel arrests 2 from Abbas’ security forces, along with 2 other Palestinians for illicit arms dealing & manufacturing.

By Israel Hayom Staff


Israeli forces have arrested several Palestinians who were allegedly involved in illicit arms dealing and manufacturing.

A gun confiscated in the raid Sunday night  – Photo: Shin Bet security agency

The arrest raid, in the town of Urif near Nablus in Samaria, took place overnight Sunday and was carried out by the Israel Defense Forces’ elite Duvdevan unit and Nahal Brigade, with the help of the Israel Police and the Shin Bet security agency. Continue Reading »

2 arrested Gazans spill all on tunnels, smuggling ‘blood-money’, & Hamas activities


Faiz Attar & Itallah Sarhan told Israel’s Shin Bet the location of Hamas’ terror tunnels & rocket-launchers, and how they smuggled 10’s of thousands of euros from Gaza into the West Bank by hiding them in specially made shoes provided by Hamas operatives.

By Yoav Zitun


The Shin Bet and Israel Police arrested two Palestinians last month on the suspicion they were involved in the smuggling of money from Gaza to Hamas operatives in the West Bank, it was cleared for publication on Tuesday.

Shoe, provided by Hamas, was fitted to hide money in. – Photo courtesy: Israel Security Service

In his interrogation, Itallah Sarhan, 27, a truck driver working for a company Hamas and Islamic Jihad employ to clear sand from tunnel-digging sites, revealed a lot of information about tunnel openings he saw during his work. Continue Reading »

With maps in hand, 3rd Hamas tunnel expert defects to Israel


Palestinian news outlet reports of Hamas tunnel expert leaving behind his wife and children in Gaza to defect with laptop containing sensitive Hamas secrets for the IDF.

By i24news


A senior Hamas tunnel expert has absconded from Gaza to Israel and turned himself in to authorities, Haaretz reports, citing Palestinian news outlets.

Old-style Hamas tunnel, left, & New-style Hamas terror tunnel, right – Photo: IDF spokesperson

Bassam Mahmoud Baraka is senior figure in Hamas’s military wing, according to the report, and left behind a wife and children. Reports also claimed that he had showed up with laptop in hand at the border separating Gaza from Israel. Continue Reading »

Cleared for publication: Another Gaza attack-tunnel digger captured

A 17 yr-old Hamas’s military wing member, who was captured by the IDF after crossing border from Gaza, revealed an abundance of information to the Shin Bet regarding Hamas strategy and tunnel routes.

By Yoav Zitun


Israeli security forces arrested a 17-year-old Gazan who was a member of Hamas’s military wing last month, it was cleared for publication on Sunday. The teenager was arrested in a joint operation between the IDF, police, and the Shin Bet after the Palestinian crossed the border fence into Israel.

Hamas terror tunnel – Photo: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit

The Palestinian wasn’t carrying any weapons when he was arrested, and had no connections to any of the other Hamas members who’ve been arrested.

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Israel’s Shabak is recruiting


Israel’s Shabak, also known as the Shin Bet, is recruiting people to become elite bodyguards for the Israeli leadership.

By Itamar Eichner


The public barely knows about its existence. They mainly see it on their TVs, while people armed with pistols and earpieces are surrounding the leaders of the country.

They are the VIP Protection Unit of the Shin Bet, and they’re looking for the next generation to protect Israel’s leaders.

Screenshot from the Shin Bet video

Still from the Shin Bet video

Last week the Shin Bet sent out a WhatsApp message featuring a video which portrayed the intense and important work of protecting the state leadership – including the president and the prime minister – against terrorists and sabotage both in Israel and abroad. Continue Reading »

Shin Bet interferes with Hamas smuggling attempt


Border Crossing Authority, working with the Shin Bet, uncovered hidden water pumps used to pump water out of tunnels, and metal pipes used to make mortars, en route to the Gaza Strip to be used in attacking Israel.

By Yoav Zitun



Water pump used to pump water out of Hamas tunnels – Photo: Crossing Points Authority

Security forces in cooperation with the Shin Bet stopped a shipment of metal tubes and water pumps into the Gaza Strip Thursday morning.

Water pumps sent to Gaza used to pump water out of tunnels – Photo: Crossing Points Authority

The metal tubes are of the variety typically used by Hamas terrorists to construct mortars, while the water pumps are typically used to pump water out of Hamas tunnels as they are being dug.

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