Islamic Jihad member killed in raid boasted he planned ‘something very big in Israel’ — TV

A member of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad cell killed during a raid by Israeli security forces overnight had been on the Shin Bet’s radar since firing at troops in the West Bank earlier this week, Israeli television reports.

Saif Abu Libdeh, a 25-year-old resident of Tulkarm, fired over 50 bullets at IDF troops patrolling along the so-called seam line on Tuesday, according to Channel 12 news. No soldiers were hurt.

The network says the Shin Bet has been on Abu Libdeh’s tail since and tracked him during a rally in Jenin yesterday, where he appeared armed with an M-16 rifle.

“Soon you’ll hear about me,” he allegedly said. “I’m going to do something very big in Israel.”

The unsourced report says security officials believe he intended to carry out a killing spree similar to the recent terror attacks in Beersheba, Hadera, and Bnei Brak.

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