Hamas cell leaders planned massive hit on IDF

The main suspects apprehended last month in Hebron are Suhaib Mamoun Saltan, 20, and his cousin Salem Abbas Saltan, 28. Salem was imprisoned in the past few years and was also held in administrative detention for an additional period of time.

In early December 2014, the two tried to carry out an attack in Tel Rumeida in Hebron. They reportedly wanted to detonate a small bomb in order to lure Israel Defense Forces soldiers to a location where a much more powerful explosive device was hidden. Due to a technical malfunction, the device failed to explode.

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