Israel Captures Hamas Cell that Planned Multiple Bomb Attacks in Jerusalem

by Avi Abelow

This clandestine arrest took place last month yet was just cleared now for media release: The IDF arrested three Hamas terrorists part of a terror cell plotting to blow up multiple locations including Teddy Stadium, Jerusalem’s soccer arena which seats more than 30,000 people. The IDF and other Israeli security agencies saved countless lives by foiling the attacks.

Israeli’s combined security forces have recently exposed and captured a Hamas terror infrastructure that planned terror attacks in Jerusalem, including on Teddy Stadium, as well as against IDF forces in the Ramallah area.

In March, the Shin Bet (Israel’s Security Agency) arrested the cell members, including Ahmed Sajadia, 27, a resident of Qalandiya just north of Jerusalem.

The arrests “prevented a serious attack on Israeli civilians and soldiers,” the Shin Bet emphasized and joins a series of terrorist attacks that were planned by university activists in recent months and that were thwarted by Israel’s security forces.

The foiling of the attack “demonstrates the danger and high motivation of the terrorist infrastructure operating in Judea and Samaria, to carry out significant attacks,” the Shin Bet stated Wednesday.

The Shin Bet “will continue to work to detect and thwart terrorist organizations’ intentions in advance, with an emphasis on Hamas,” it added.

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