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Hezbollah Ploy to Recruit Israeli Arabs Uncovered

(Photo: Shin Bet)

The Shiite terrorist group has been using social media to recruit Israeli Arabs and Palestinians for a terrorist group against Israel. Israeli security officials discovered the group's activities and put a stop to the recruitment.

Several attempts by Hezbollah agents living in Lebanon and the Gaza Strip to use social media to recruit Palestinians in Judea and Samaria to form a terrorist network in Israel have been thwarted, the Shin Bet security agency revealed Tuesday. The plot was foiled through the joint efforts of the Shin Bet, the Israel Defense Forces, and the Israel Police, the agency said.

According to the Shin Bet, Hezbollah agents also made contact with Israeli Arabs in efforts to recruit them. Most of the recruitment efforts were made on Facebook.

One of the terrorist cells uncovered by the Shin Bet was active in the Qalqilya area in Judea and Samaria, just over the Green Line from Kfar Saba. The cell's leader was named as Mustafa Kamal Hindi, 18, a Qalqilya resident who was recruited by Hezbollah in 2015 via a Facebook page titled "Palestine the Free," which contains anti-Israel and pro-jihadist content.

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