Israel breaks up Hezbollah terror cells in West Bank

Israel’s security services reveal they broke up a number of terror cells in the West Bank and within Israel created by the Hezbollah terrorist organization.

Hezbollah operatives from the group’s Unit 133 — its foreign operations unit — recruited the would-be terrorists through social media sites, including Facebook, the Shin Bet security service says.

These terror cells had planned to carry out suicide bombings and ambush IDF patrols in the West Bank. They received funding from Hezbollah, and some members had begun preparing explosive devices for use in attacks, the Shin Bet says.

“The Hezbollah organization has recently made it a priority to try to spark terror acts, doing so from far away while attempting to not clearly express its involvement,” the Shin Bet says.

Judah Ari Gross

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