Shin Bet Breaks Up Terror Cells in Yehudah and Shomron

YERUSHALAYIM -

Israeli security forces revealed on Monday that they have broken up two terrorist cells in Yehudah and Shomron, The Jerusalem Post reported.

The Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) said Monday that it arrested a Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) terrorism group several weeks ago which is suspected of carrying out a gun and grenade attack on an IDF post in Yehudah and Shomron.

The attack occurred on February 25 near the Palestinian village of Bir Zeit, north of Ramallah.

The Shin Bet said that Fadi Musa Washaha, 27, confessed to perpetrating the attack with an accomplice, Muataz Washaha, 24 who acted as a lookout. Muataz Washaha was killed on February 27 when security forces tried to arrest him in Bir Zeit, after a lengthy standoff.

Fadi Musa Washaha has served multiple prison sentences in the past for terrorist activity.

The security forces also announced on Monday that the Shin Bet and IDF arrested a terrorist cell from Shechem that was responsible for a gun and bomb attack on Israeli civilian vehicles in the Shomron.

The arrests occurred in January, and targeted security suspects who fired on an Israeli car at Jit Junction, near Kedumim, on January 15, and who threw an explosive device at a second Israeli vehicle.

The vehicle fired upon was damaged, but the driver escaped the attack without injuries.