The IDF has captured an Islamic Jihad group
operating in Jenin:
JERUSALEM — The military has broken up an Islamic Jihad cell of 10 militants suspected of planning attacks on Israel, the country's domestic intelligence service Shin Bet said in a statement on Thursday.This article
"During a joint Shin Bet and army operation, ten members of Islamic Jihad have been arrested over the past two months in Jenin," in the northern West Bank, the statement said.
The militant cell came under the command of the radical group's headquarters in Syria and the Islamist Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, it added.
The members of the cell were accused of planning attacks both on Israeli civilians and on the military, including kidnap attempts, and of making explosives.
Islamic Jihad believes in armed struggle against Israel and is strongest in Gaza, where a spokesman for its armed wing, the Al-Quds Brigades, says it has "around 8,000 men."
The Iran-inspired group created in 1980 was the first Palestinian Islamist organisation to take up arms against Israel.
says that the "regional commander" of the Islamic Jihad was among those arrested.
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