After an intelligence effort: The IDF and Shin Bet arrested tonight (between Saturday and Sunday) at Birzeit University eight wanted Palestinians who planned to carry out an attack in the immediate future.
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In recent months, the IDF and Shin Bet have conducted an intelligence and investigative effort to thwart the activity of terrorist squads composed of students in Hamas cells, the Islamic Crown, which operate in universities in the West Bank.
During the activity a number of terrorist squads operating at the university were detained for interrogation. The Shin Bet interrogation revealed that these operatives had been recruited by the Hamas terrorist organization from the Gaza Strip and received weapons and ammunition to carry out terrorist attacks against Israeli targets.
Hamas flags found in the wanted persons,
As stated, in a joint IDF-Shin Bet operation, the forces entered Birzeit University tonight, where eight wanted persons who were hiding there were detained, and according to the information available to the security forces, were prepared to advance terrorist attacks in the immediate future. Another wanted man was detained in the village area. The forces also detained four other wanted Palestinians in the village of Khirbet Karma.
During the activity the forces found incitement materials, including Hamas flags and technological means. This is another example of the Hamas terrorist organization's use of legitimate institutions to promote terrorist activity and serve as a haven for its perpetrators. The wanted persons who were arrested and the confiscated weapons were transferred for further interrogation by the Shin Bet.
Among the students arrested in an Israeli operation this morning at the university are the head of the student union, Abd al-Majid Hassan, the coordinator of al-Kitala al-Islamiyya (Hamas' student cell), Omar Khalil, and other members of the association.
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