Israel arrests ISIS-affiliated cell in West Bank

The Shin Bet arrested a Hebron-based terrorism cell in November that was affiliated with the Islamic State, security forces announced on Sunday.

The cell planned to carry out a range of terrorist attacks, the Shin Bet said, and detonated a bomb in an attempted attack against the IDF, which failed to cause injuries.

Members of the cell are all residents of Hebron, the Shin Bet added, naming three men in their eary 20s. The cell’s members acted alone, and had no contact with outside elements, security sources familiar with the investigation said.

Security forces said Ahmed Shahada, 22, confessed during questioning to setting up an Islamic State cell with two other suspects and plotting attacks. He also admitted to building a number of bombs, one of which he threw at an army unit.

“They planned to murder an IDF soldier and use his weapon and uniform to carry out a shooting attack,” the Shin Bet stated. It named Muhammad Zaro, 21, and Qassai Div Masawada, 23, as suspects as well.

  • mobuyus

    Moe, Larry and Curly?

  • truthdareisay

    There will be many more and hopefully Israeli security will capture everyone of them and they had better not let them go at some point in the future as an “exchange” deal!!!

    • I would not be so sure.

      • truthdareisay

        Not sure.. said hopefully.. because if they are not caught in Israel..can’t even go there to think about what would happen.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    It is a mistake for Israel to take any prisoners among them. They could get all the intelligence they need from advanced listening devices, as well as tips from rats and moles.

  • Barrington Minge

    Hmm, time for bullet and shallow grave methinks