Shin Bet exposes Palestinian terrorist cell in Judea and Samaria

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(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to Israeli security forces recently arrested six Palestinians suspected of perpetrating several terrorist attacks, the Shin Bet security agency revealed Monday. They were arrested in a joint operation by the Israel Defense Forces, the Shin Bet, and the Judea and Samaria District Police.

The six suspects—identified as Mahmad Arhim Naif Satuf, 22, Basel Khaled a-Rauf Rimawi, 20, Wasim Eilan Osama Halabi, 19, Mahmoud Amil Ghasem Rimawi, 19, Mahmad Namer Mohammed Dar Satuf, 23, and Mahmad Fahr Nashaat Dar Taah, 20—were all residents of the Palestinian village of Beit Rima. They are suspected of throwing pipe-bombs and Molotov cocktails at the Jewish community of Halamish and the Elisha pre-military academy, north of Ramallah, in January and February 2015.

According to information released by the Shin Bet, the cell assembled firebombs using scrap pipes and firecrackers, and used a vehicle owned by Satuf to carry out at least five attacks. The vehicle has been confiscated by the police.

Posted on April 28, 2015 .