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Israel arrests Al-Qaida recruits trying to bomb U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv
Haaretz ^ | 22.01.14 | Amos Harel

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at haaretz.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alqaida; counterterrorism; foiled; israel; telaviv; terrorism; usembassy; waronterror
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1 posted on 01/22/2014 12:21:28 PM PST by Ooh-Ah
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To: Ooh-Ah

Is Eric Holder on his way to Israel to bail them out?


2 posted on 01/22/2014 12:22:57 PM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: Ooh-Ah
take them to the dessert and let them detonate themselves to meet their virgins.
3 posted on 01/22/2014 12:24:18 PM PST by Robert357 (D.Rather "Hoist with his own petard!" www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1223916/posts)
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To: Ooh-Ah

According to Barack, they must be on the JV team...


4 posted on 01/22/2014 12:27:11 PM PST by BigBobber
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To: Robert357

Maybe they were Clown Prince nobama czars or something who just got lost on their way home?


5 posted on 01/22/2014 12:27:31 PM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Ooh-Ah

Let them go. What difference does it make? Our ambassador knew what he was getting into.

Right, Hillary?


6 posted on 01/22/2014 12:31:40 PM PST by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: Ooh-Ah

Imagine how much pressure Israel has to protect our embassy. If anything happens, Democrats and media would trash them.


7 posted on 01/22/2014 12:42:01 PM PST by AlmaKing
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To: Ooh-Ah
JIHADIS: WHAT HAPPEN?
KATZ: YOU NOT KNOW WHAT YOU DOING.
KATZ: HOW ARE YOU GENTLEMEN!!
KATZ: ALL YOUR BASE ARE BELONG TO US.
KATZ: HA HA HA HA....
8 posted on 01/22/2014 12:45:02 PM PST by RichInOC (JIHADIS: WHAT YOU SAY!!)
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To: Ooh-Ah

“...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.


9 posted on 01/22/2014 12:47:48 PM PST by Moose Burger
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To: Ooh-Ah

Foiled barry’s plot.


10 posted on 01/22/2014 12:48:12 PM PST by Old Yeller
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The recruiter, who identified himself only by the religious nickname Arib al-Sham

Arib al-Sham Wow?

11 posted on 01/22/2014 12:54:30 PM PST by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was blind, but now I see...)
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To: Ooh-Ah

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.


12 posted on 01/22/2014 1:13:31 PM PST by chiefqc
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To: WayneS

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.


13 posted on 01/22/2014 1:51:32 PM PST by Son-Joshua (son-joshua)
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To: Ooh-Ah

It looks like we know who will be the guests of honor at the State of the Union.


14 posted on 01/22/2014 2:39:49 PM PST by LukeL
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To: Ooh-Ah

What movie made them do this?


15 posted on 01/22/2014 3:18:55 PM PST by Tzimisce
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Israel arrests Al-Qaida recruits trying to bomb U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv

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).

16 posted on 01/22/2014 3:32:34 PM PST by fivecatsandadog
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To: RichInOC

Mark Your Time.


17 posted on 01/22/2014 3:54:21 PM PST by blam
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To: WayneS

Maybe he sold the explosives, so as to see where they would end up.


18 posted on 01/22/2014 4:01:11 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Ooh-Ah

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.


19 posted on 01/22/2014 4:15:23 PM PST by upchuck (Stop this abuse now! Get behind Convention of States: http://bit.ly/1ak1Iz9)
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20 posted on 01/22/2014 4:49:41 PM PST by SJackson (the Democrats take back control, we don’t make (this) kind of naked power grab, J Biden)
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