West Bank Terror Cell Sought to Kidnap Israelis

(Ynet News) Yoav Zitun - Israel has uncovered a burgeoning terror infrastructure established by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine in the Ramallah area. Ashraf Abu Aram and Muhammad Zeitoun have confessed to plotting to kidnap Israelis for the purpose of negotiating the release of PFLP leader Ahmad Saadat, who is serving a 30-year sentence for his part in the murder of Israeli Minister Rehavam Zeevi in 2001. The probe also led to the arrests of eight other operatives who admitted to acting on behalf of the PFLP. The Israel Security Agency said that the cell's existence points to high motivation on the part of terror groups to kidnap Israelis.

2012-12-26 00:00:00

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