Israeli Arab terror ring rolled up for plotting to hit soldiers

Eight Israeli Arabs, some of them members of the radical Northern Branch of the Israeli Muslim Movement-Northern Sector, have been detained after a joint Shin Bet-Police South District exposed a plot to launch terrorist attacks on Israeli military personnel in the South – at the Nevatim air base and the towns of Dimona and Arad. The ringleaders were Muhammed Masari, 37, from Beersheba, who had already served 12 years for planning a terror attack in Herzliya,  and Abdullah Abu Ayish, 26  They were after revenge for the decision to outlaw the  Northern Branch of the Israeli Muslim Movement. The information they gave up under questioning led to another round of arrests and the whereabouts of arms, ammo, explosives and remote control caches.


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