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Israel Thwarts Hamas Suicide Bus Bombing

Aftermath of Jerusalem bus bombing, April 18, 2016 (Photo: ASHERNET)

In the wake of Sunday's terrorist shooting in Jerusalem, Israeli security has thwarted another plot that could have had dire and deadly consequences. The Jerusalem Post reports that the Shin Bet stopped a suicide bombing that was to take place aboard a bus in the Holy City:

Israeli security authorities announced Tuesday morning that they have arrested a Hamas operative who planned a number of terror attacks in the Jerusalem area, including a suicide bombing on a bus in the capital's Pisgat Ze'ev neighborhood.

Muhammad Fuaz Ibrahim Julani, of the Shuafat refugee camp on the outskirts of Jerusalem, was arrested last month while planning the attack at the behest of his Hamas handlers in the Gaza Strip, according to the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency).

The investigation of Julani revealed that he had discussed a number of potential attacks with his handlers, including a shooting attack at the Hizme checkpoint, a bombing at a store in Jerusalem he had formerly worked at, and bombing attacks at high profile sites in Jerusalem that would cause mass casualties, such as the Central Bus Station and the Malha Mall...

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