2 Hamas Terror Cells Discovered in 2 Months in Israel, Netanyahu Praises ‘Long Arm’ of Israeli Security
by Jordan Hilger, Worthy News Correspondent
(Worthy News) - A 22-year-old Palestinian university student was arrested in June for planning bombings against both Israeli and Palestinian Authority targets in the Gaza Strip.
According to Shin Bet, the Israeli security service, Tamer Rajah Raijbi had stored bombmaking materials at the Polytechnic College in Hebron where he attended school after being recruited for the role online by a senior Hamas terrorist.
“The activists of Al-Kotla al-Islamiya constitute the future generation of Hamas activists, and it is evident that efforts have been made, within their membership of the organization, to radicalize their ideological attitudes and perceptions for training them as military activists,” the Shin Bet said, referring to the Hamas student wing of which Raijbi was a part.
The bomb that Israeli security forces discovered at Raijbi’s house weighed 6.6 pounds and had shrapnel packed into it to cause a maelstrom of damage upon detonation.
In May, the Shin Bet uncovered another plot by a 35-year-old resident of a Gaza Strip refugee camp to set up bombmaking laboratories in the West Bank, with the man having reportedly entered Israel on a medical permit.