The Shin Bet thwarted an Iranian attempt to carry out terrorist activity in Israel, including the intention of harming public personalities. Five were arrested, including two Israeli citizens, residents of Nazareth and Muqeible.

It was released for publication that Shin Bet activities, in cooperation with the Israel Police and IDF, exposed and thwarted a terrorist cell, which operated in Israel and the Judea and Samaria region, following guidance and direction of Iranian security officials in order to carry out acts of terrorism to undermine the stability of the State of Israel and the sense of security of its citizens.

The investigation resulted in the Shin Bet’s arrest of five suspects: three Arabs - Murad Kamamaja, a 47-year-old resident of Kafr Daan; Hassan Mujarimah, a 34-year-old resident of Jenin; and Ziad Shanti, a 45-year-old resident of Jenin; as well as two Israeli citizens, residents of the north of the country – Hamad Hammadi, a 23-year-old resident of Nazareth, and Youssef Hamad, an 18-year-old resident of Muqeible.

Shin Bet interrogations revealed that Murad and Hassan acted under the direction and guidance of an official living in Jordan, who acted on behalf of Iranian security officials. The two were asked to assist in smuggling illegal weapons into Israel’s territory and to gather intelligence about security personnel and senior public figures, including political figures – Minister Itamar Ben Gvir and former Knesset member Yehuda Glick. Investigations revealed that security arrangements around the minister prevented them from carrying out the task they were required to perform.... Read More: Arutz-7