Hamas Man Who Planned Kidnapping Arrested

(Ynet News) Yoav Zitun - The Israel Security Agency arrested a Hamas operative last month on suspicion that he had plotted to kidnap an IDF soldier and carry out a suicide attack in the Eilat area. Mahmed Abu Adara and another Hamas operative gathered intelligence on IDF bases situated along the border with Egypt and on a number of civilian sites in Israel. The suspect also planned to fire anti-tank missiles towards Israeli targets along the border and coordinate the infiltration of a suicide bombing cell into Eilat.

2012-03-21 00:00:00

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