Israeli security forces uncovered a Hamas terror cell in the Binyamin region of the West Bank recently, the Shin Bet announced Wednesday. Besides plotting to manufacture and fire rockets, the terrorists’ main objective was to kidnap and kill an Israeli soldier.
Among those detained in the case was 26 year old Ahmad Muhammad Ahmad Abu Fahida, a resident of the village of Ras Karkar in the Binyamin region. Fahida is a Hamas activist, arrested and jailed in the past for participating in Hamas terror activities.
“During questioning, it emerged that Fahida was recruited to the Izz Adin Al-Qassam Brigades (Hamas’s military wing) by Ahmed Uda, a Hamas member in Gaza,” a statement said.
Fahida was ordered to kidnap a soldier, steal his ID and cell phone for negotiations with Israel, and then to kill and bury the soldier.
Also arrested was 27 year old Ahmad Yassin Abd alFatah Shabroui, a resident of the village of Silwad. He, too, is a Hamas terror activist, and has been jailed in the past for his activities on behalf of the organization.