Jailed Terrorists Planned Shalit-Type Abduction (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Gil Ronen 05/29/12)
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The Shin Bet has exposed a terror cell that operated from within
Israeli jails and planned the abduction of an Israeli citizen in
order to bargain with his life for their own release.
The plot was exposed earlier this month and placed under a media gag
order until Tuesday.
The members of the cell are residents of Hevron and Gaza. Some are
serving life sentences.
The organization behind the plot is called "the Holy Warriors´
Battalions" (Katayeb Almujahedeen) which split off from a group
aligned with Fatah. It is headed by one of the plotters, Assad Abu
Sharia of Gaza, 35, who is in an Israeli jail.
The Shin Bet noted that the Holy Warriors´ Battalions have been
involved in terror attacks in the past few years, including rocket
fire at Israel, firing at IDF soldiers and setting off explosives on
the security fence surrounding Gaza. The group receives financial
assistance, weapons and other aid from Hamas.
Besides Abu Sharia, the terrorists involved in the plot are Mohammed
Hassan Amur, Ibrahim Ghanimat – both of whom are in jail – as well as
Mohammed Baraka Amur, and Ramzi Arar.
The plot was hatched when all of the suspects were serving time
together in the Shikma jail. Mohammed Baraka Amur planned the
abduction and gave instructions to Ramzi Arar to form a group that
would carry out the abduction, and to travel to Saudi Arabia to meet
with another member of the organization who would supply him with
money and further instructions. (IsraelNationalNews © 2012 05/29/12)
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