Busted: Jihad Cell Planned Joseph’s Tomb Attack

It has been cleared for publication that the Israel Security Agency (ISA, or Shin Bet), with assistance from the IDF, arrested a four-man terror cell that planned to attack Jews who enter the Joseph’s Tomb area in Shechem.

The terrorists are from Tulkarm, Shechem, and Jenin, and belong to the Islamic Jihad group. They planned to plant bombs and use automatic gunfire against the devout Jews who frequent the Tomb on their own initiative, without coordinating the visits with the IDF.

The cell was directed from Gaza by Mohammed Darwish, whose job it was to arm the cell in order to advance the terror attack.