Skip to comments.Israel arrests Al-Qaida recruits trying to bomb U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv
Posted on 01/22/2014 12:21:28 PM PST by Ooh-Ah
Shin Bet officials announced on Wednesday that they have arrested three Palestinians, two of them East Jerusalem residents with Israeli identification cards, for alleged involvement in an Al-Qaida plan to carry out terror attacks in Israel. The group had planned two simultaneous suicide attacks, the Shin Bet said, one at the International Convention Center in Jerusalem and the other at the United States embassy in Tel Aviv.
The three men were arrested on December 25, a gag order on the case lifted Wednesday revealed. A high-ranking Shin Bet official told reporters in Tel Aviv that a member of one of the Al-Qaida-linked global jihad groups operating in Gaza had recruited the three men over the Internet. The recruiter, who identified himself only by the religious nickname Arib al-Sham (the outstanding one from Syria), told them that he worked for Ayman al-Zawahiri, who took over the leadership of Al-Qaida after the Americans killed Osama bin Laden in May 2011.
Shin Bet officials say that the method of recruitment - through Facebook, Skype and, in one case, encrypted communication software on the Internet - is nothing out of the ordinary. Most global jihad groups operating in the Middle East use the same or similar methods: they scour the Internet to search for candidates, issue orders and learn methods of operation. This is followed by a meeting with the handlers and a brief training period before carrying out the plan. Even though many of these attempts fail, or are prevented by the intelligence agencies of various countries, there have been quite a few instances of success.
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Is Eric Holder on his way to Israel to bail them out?
According to Barack, they must be on the JV team...
Maybe they were Clown Prince nobama czars or something who just got lost on their way home?
Let them go. What difference does it make? Our ambassador knew what he was getting into.
Imagine how much pressure Israel has to protect our embassy. If anything happens, Democrats and media would trash them.
“...there have been quite a few instances of success.”
Leave it to Haaretz to raise the hopes of Al Qaida even after their plot fails.
Foiled barry’s plot.
Arib al-Sham Wow?
All the money that is spent spying on people all over the world and they still can’t get it together.
Or maybe they were to busy spying on foes of mac daddy.
obumbo says that Al-Qaida is on the run. What he can’t understand is these muslim terrorists are running to western locations to destroy them.
It looks like we know who will be the guests of honor at the State of the Union.
What movie made them do this?
Most likely, our esteemed President Obama >sarc< "forgot" to send expressions of gratitude to our Israeli allies (he's been way too busy plotting with the MBH and Iran to annihilate Israel).
Mark Your Time.
Maybe he sold the explosives, so as to see where they would end up.
They left out the fact that the NSA knew all about this back in October and were waiting for an “opportune” time to brief Israel.
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