Hamas terror cell arrested over deadly Shvut Rachel shooting attack

The Judea and Samaria community of Shvut Rachel. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Israel’s Shin Bet security agency revealed Sunday that its officers have uncovered a Hamas terror cell suspected of carrying out a drive-by shooting near the Judea and Samaria community of Shvut Rachel last month.

Malachi Moshe Rosenfeld, 26, was critically injured in the shooting and later died, while three others were less severely wounded. According to the Shin Bet, the Hamas terrorists arrested on suspicion of killing Rosenfeld are also suspected of carrying out a shooting attack two days earlier. In the first attack, terrorists opened fire at an Israeli ambulance and several other Israeli vehicles near Beitin, a Palestinian town close to Ramallah. No one was injured in the shooting.

The Shin Bet also said the mastermind behind the attacks was Ahmed Najar, a Palestinian terrorist released from an Israeli prison in 2011 as part of the prisoner exchange for Hamas captive Gilad Shalit. 

Posted on July 20, 2015 .