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Israel thwarted potential assassination attempts of political figures

September 28, 2023 at 3:45 pm

Israeli soldiers are seen at check point as close all entrances and exits to Al Khalil, in Hebron, Occupied West Bank on August 22, 2023 [Mamoun Wazwaz/Anadolu Agency]

The Israeli General Security Service, commonly known as Shin Bet or Shabak, yesterday claimed that it has detected a cell working for Iran and arrested five Palestinians from the occupied West Bank and within the occupation state. The cell allegedly planned to target prominent public and political figures, including Minister of National Security Itamar Ben-Gvir.

“In a joint operation with the police and the army, a terrorist cell operating in Israel and the West Bank was thwarted,” a Shin Bet statement said.

“The cell, the statement added, operated under the guidance of Iranian security elements aiming to destabilise Israel and jeopardise its citizens’ safety.”

The Military Court and the District Court of Haifa have indicted the detainees, accusing them of committing serious security violations.

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