Syria-Funded Islamic Jihad Terror Cell Exposed in West Bank

(Ha'aretz) Gili Cohen - In a joint operation of the IDF and the Israel Security Agency, ten Islamic Jihad militants were arrested near Jenin in recent months, the IDF said Thursday. The cell was in communication with Islamic Jihad in Syria, which transferred large sums of money to purchase weapons and fund operations. The terror cell was planning attacks on IDF soldiers, shooting attacks in settlements, and abducting Israelis. The cell had ties with Islamic Jihad in Gaza and with the non-governmental organization "Soul of Jerusalem," which is sponsored by the Islamic Jihad and is outlawed by Israel.

2012-01-20 00:00:00

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