ISA Thwarts Soldier Kidnapping, Suicide Bombing (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Gavriel Queenann 03/22/12)
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The IDF said Wednesday that the Israel Security Agency (ISA) arrested
a Hamas terrorist who planned to kidnap an IDF soldier and aid in a
suicide bombing in Eilat.
The ISA arrested Mahmed Abu Aadram, an operative in the Hamas terror
organization and Rafiah resident, as he attempted to infiltrate into
Israel through the Gaza border with other terrorists.
Abu Aadram confessed to investigators that he escaped to Sinai
approximately one year ago through a tunnel after having committed
several crimes. It was there he was contacted by Yones Shalof,
described as commander of Hamas artillery responsible for the Hamas´s
outposts in Sinai.
Shalof asked Abu Aadra to work for Hamas in Sinai, manning
observation posts and taking pictures of Israeli posts along the
border, in order to carry out a terror attack against Israel from the
Abu Aadra understood from Shalof that other operatives were are
already stationed in Sinai gathering intelligence for Hamas terror
attacks, some receiving high salaries for their work.
After agreeing to work for Hamas, Abu Aadra was smuggled to the Gaza
Strip through a terror tunnel by Hamas operatives for a thorough
During August 2011, Mahmed and Roshdi Abu Aadra performed most of the
observations equipped with high-tech cameras and GPS devices to mark
Among the targets was the Taba border crossing, specifically the
security forces and guard posts. They also gathered intelligence on
IDF military posts on the border, and several civilian targets in
As part of their activity, the two terrorists crossed into Israeli
territory several times.
After completing the observations, the two transferred the
information to Gaza where it was examined by Hamas terror operatives.
ISA investigators also determined Abu Aadra supported terror attacks
on both civilian and military targets in Israel using anti-tank
missiles, as well as launching rockets from Sinai towards Israel.
The Hamas commander in Rafiah, Raad Ataar, told Mahmed Abu Aadra his
tasks would be to abduct an IDF soldier while aiding a squad of
suicide bombers in reaching Eilat - which Aadra told investigators he
had agreed to.
The ISA release came shortly after Aadra was indicted on a raft of
security charges in Israel on Wednesday. (IsraelNationalNews © 2012
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