Israel Uncovers Iran-Backed Terror Cell Posing as West Bank Aid Group

(Ynet News) Yoav Zitun - Israel has uncovered an Iranian-backed terror cell operating under the guise of a humanitarian aid agency in the West Bank, the Israel Security Agency said Tuesday. Yazan Abu Salah, 23, an operative of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), told Israeli interrogators that attacks planned by the cell included the abduction of an IDF soldier who would be used to negotiate the release of Palestinians jailed in Israel. He said Iran and Hizbullah were funding the cell. Abu Salah's cousin Mohammed Abu Salah told interrogators that he was receiving orders from Assad Al-Alami, head of an Iranian-backed militia operating in Syria. Ten people were detained by Israel in connection with the terror cell.

2020-07-23 00:00:00

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