Skip to comments.Israel busts 'global jihad' terror cell planning attacks, including against US Embassy
Posted on 01/22/2014 12:53:16 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee
Israeli authorities today announced the arrest of three global jihadists who were allegedly preparing to carry out terror attacks after being recruited by an al-Qaeda-linked operative in the Gaza Strip. The three terrorists were identified as Iyad Mahmoud Khalil Abu Sara, Rubin Abu Nagma, and Ala Yasin Mohammed Anam.
The arrested Palestinians from the West Bank and Jerusalem area were recruited online and planned to carry out kidnappings and bombings at the International Convention Centre in Jerusalem as well as the US Embassy in Tel Aviv, among other attacks. Israeli authorities kept their counterparts in the "US and elsewhere" updated on their investigation, Israeli security sources said.
According to the Shin Bet, the three had been recruited separately by a Gaza-based operative called Oreib al Sham. "Senior Shin Bet sources said they believed Al-Sham received his orders directly from the head of al-Qaeda's central structure, Ayman Al-Zawahri," the Jerusalem Post reported. The unconfirmed claim "is based on statements made by the suspects during questioning," Haaretz noted. According to Haaretz, al Sham told the recruits that he worked for Zawahiri.
Abu Sara admitted to planning a shooting attack on a bus traveling between Jerusalem and Ma'ale Adumim. According to the Shin Bet, the plot would have seen terrorists fire at the wheels of a bus, causing it to overturn, and then opening fire on the passengers and emergency responders. Abu Sara also reportedly agreed to assist in a double suicide bombing operation against the US Embassy in Tel Aviv and the International Convention Centre in Jerusalem.
Using fake Russian passports and traveling under the guise of tourists, foreign jihadists were supposed to enter Israel, where they would have been assisted by Abu Sara in carrying out the bombings. . .
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Obama: "Curses, foiled again!"
Is Eric Holder on his way to Israel to bail them out?
We are far too busy worrying about Christie and the bridge to worry over these kinds of details.
I’m sure that Barry is very grateful.
How can this be?????? I am shocked. This must be lies. All moozlums are peaceful and just want to love everyone.