Palestinian security forces arrest 5 pro-Iranian operatives in Bethlehem

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( Palestinian Authority security forces have reportedly arrested five pro-Iranian operatives in Bethlehem who had been receiving funds from Iran while working in Hamas-ruled Gaza to carry out terror attacks against Israel.

The Jerusalem Post, citing an Israel Radio broadcast, reported that the leader of the pro-Iranian operatives, Hisham Salem, confirmed that they did operate in the West Bank and were expecting financial and military aide. “A-Sabrin,” as the five-member terror cell is called, had been operating in Gaza in the past years before their arrest two weeks ago.

The operatives were from “A-Sabrin,” a Shi’a Muslim movement that has been known for receiving financial support from Iran to operate in Gaza, where the majority of Palestinian Muslim residents are Sunnis. 

Posted on February 3, 2016 .