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August 16, 2016 10:02 am

Israel’s Shin Bet Security Agency Busts Hezbollah Recruitment Cell in West Bank

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The Hezbollah flag. The Shin Bet dismantled a Hezbollah recruitment cell. Photo: Wikipedia.

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JNS.org – Several Palestinian terror cells in the Judea and Samaria region were recruited through Facebook by the Lebanese terror group Hezbollah to carry out attacks against Israelis, Israel’s security agency (Shin Bet) announced on Tuesday.

One of the groups in the Palestinian city, Qalqilya, was specifically instructed to carry out an attack on the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), the Shin Bet discovered in cooperation with the IDF and Israeli police.

The leader of that terror cell, Mustafa Kamel Hindi, was recruited by Hezbollah via Facebook. He recruited four other men from Qalqilya and trained them in shooting and using explosives.

Additionally, other Palestinians in the Gaza Strip were also recruited by Hezbollah through Facebook to carry out suicide attacks. These cell members were arrested in June and indicted at the Military Court in Judea before the planned terror attack could be carried out.

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Hezbollah also tried to recruit Arab Israelis through pro-Palestinian Facebook profiles, according to the Shin Bet.

Following Shin Bet’s announcement, Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon, on Tuesday urged the UN Security Council to officially designate Hezbollah a terrorist organization, Arutz Sheva reported.

“Hezbollah terrorists are working as representatives of the Iranian regime, threatening not only Israel, but stability in Syria, Lebanon and the entire region,” Danon said, adding that Hezbollah must know there are “serious repercussion” for any attack against Israelis.

 

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