“Had the cell not been discovered, it would have carried out very severe terror attacks,” Israel’s Security Agency said in a statement.

Israeli security forces busted a Hamas terror ring that was planning to carry out suicide bombings in Israeli cities and roadside shootings, the Shin Bet, Israel’s Security Agency, announced on Thursday. Most of the terrorists arrested had served jail time in the past for security offenses.

From May to August 2016, the cell operated a workshop in Nablus (Shechem), where it produced about seven kilograms of TATP explosive material.

About 20 Hamas operatives were arrested.

Our investigation unearthed a well-organized, structured Hamas cell,” the Shin Bet said in a statement. “Had the cell not been discovered, it would have carried out very severe terror attacks. Thanks to excellent intelligence and the joint operations of Shin Bet and IDF forces, the cell was discovered in time.”

“Once again, we see the efforts that Hamas is investing into creating a terror infrastructure in Judea and Samaria in order to carry out attacks against Israelis,” the statement concluded.

By: United with Israel Staff

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