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Chilling Details Emerge from Thwarted Hamas Plot to Assassinate Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (Photo: facebook/IsraeliPM)

A while back, we mentioned a thwarted plot by the terror group Hamas to assassinate Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Today, Algemeiner's Ruthie Blum reports on further details of the stymied attempt:

Details of a thwarted Hamas-hatched plan to assassinate Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu were revealed for the first time on Sunday, after a two-month interrogation of the suspects involved, the Hebrew news site Walla reported...

Ahmed Azzam was in the advanced stages of establishing Hamas infrastructure in the West Bank and east Jerusalem, with funding and direction from Hamas in Gaza, the indictment said. To this end, he had purchased chemical materials and rented the apartment in east Jerusalem, where he set up an explosives lab. Also, according to the indictment, Azzam recruited the terrorist who was tasked with transporting the bombs beyond the Green Line...

According to Walla, the Shin Bet originally believed that this group was an ISIS cell operating in Israel. But eventually, it was led to focus on Azzam, who had served time in an Israeli prison two years earlier. It was during his stint in jail, Azzam later told his interrogators, that he had decided to contact Hamas in Gaza and pledge to carry out attacks in Israel in order to receive financial aid.

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