Shin Bet foils plot to kidnap Israeli soldier


The Shin Bet thwarted a plan to kidnap an Israeli soldier by a Nablus-based terror cell headed by a Palestinian imprisoned in Israel, the security agency announced Sunday.

Indictments against the Palestinian prisoner and five of his family members were filed with the Samaria military court.

According to the charge sheet, Abdel Rahman Othman, a Fatah member, and his family members plotted to kidnap an IDF soldier, hide him in a secret location, and bargain for the release of Palestinian prisoners.