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Hamas terror cell planning suicide bombings inside of Israel busted by masterful intelligence work

Wide terror cell thwarted in 25 arrests, focused in Abu Dis University just east of Jerusalem, and including Israeli citizens.

By Hezki Ezra


The Israeli Security Agency (ISA) cleared for publication on Wednesday that it has nabbed a Hamas terror cell located in Abu Dis, just adjacent to Jerusalem to the east, that was planning to launch suicide and car bombing attacks.

The arrests took place in recent weeks, and saw a wide terror infrastructure that was directed by Hamas terrorists in Gaza exposed.

Up to now a full 25 Hamas activists in the terror cell have been arrested, most of them students of Abu Dis University. From the investigation it has been learned the leader of the cell was 24-year-old Ahmed Gamal Mussa Azzam, a resident of Kalkilya in northern Jerusalem.

Azzam was recruited by Hamas in Gaza several months ago, and enlisted to establish a terror cell to conduct bombings against Israeli targets.

The cell leader was in ongoing contact with the terrorists in Gaza and was trained to create bomb belts and explosives. He was ordered to recruit several other activists who studied with him at the university so as to obtain materials to build bombs, to rent apartments and recruit suicide bombers.

During the investigation the ISA located an explosives lab in an apartment rented by Azzam in Abu Dis. Several of the materials to produce large-scale bombs were purchased in sovereign Israeli territory and others in Ramallah, and an investigation of the sources behind the materials led to additional arrests.

Two Arab citizens of Israel were among


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