Israeli authorities claimed on Thursday the arrest of a Hamas cell that planned to assassinate an Israeli military officer in retaliation for the murder of al-Qassam Brigades commander Mazen Fuqaha.
Israeli Channel 2 reported that a joint operation between the Shin Bet and Israeli police led to the arrest of seven Palestinians from the town of Jaljulia in 1948 Occupied Palestine for planning to carry out anti-occupation attacks against Israelis.
The channel alleged that one of the individuals, Mahmoud Daoud, was privy to a plan by brothers Adam and Faras Faki to assassinate an Israeli army officer in revenge for the assassination of Fuqaha who was shot dead on March 24 near his house in Gaza City. Hamas held Israel responsible for his killing.
According to the investigation, Adam Faki was recruited by his brother Muhammad during a family wedding in the Gaza Strip, and took part in military training in the coastal enclave, the channel pointed out.
(Source / 08.06.2017)