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Islamic Jihad Planned to Blow Up Israeli Wedding, Kidnap IDF Soldier

Islamic Jihad flag (Photo: wikicommons/MrPenguin20)

While so much terror does strike Israel, there are many more attacks that the Jewish state's security forces thankfully thwart. One of these, reported by The Jerusalem Post, was an Islamic Jihad plot to bomb an Israeli wedding hall and kidnap and murder an IDF soldier:

Security forces announced Thursday that they had thwarted an Islmaic Jihad plot to carry out a terror attack at a wedding hall in the South and to kidnap and kill an IDF soldier for the purposes of bargaining with Israel.

Mahmoud Yousef Hassin abu-Taha, a resident of Khan Younis in Gaza, was arrested last month while entering Israel through the Erez Crossing, ostensibly for purposes of commerce.

Abu-Taha was enlisted by Wael Sufian abu-Taha, a senior Islamic Jihad official in Gaza. He instructed abu-Taha to form a cell in order to carry out a terror attack in the South and to kidnap a soldier to be used in a prisoner swap deal, the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) said...

"This grave affair yet again exhibits the efforts of terrorist elements in Gaza to carry out murderous terror attacks in Israel," the Shin Bet stated.

The affair also shows the way in which terrorists take advantage of entry permits to Israel, given for humanitarian porpoises to improve the economy of Gaza, the Shin Bet said.

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