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Seven Palestinians arrested on suspicion of shooting attacks against IDF soldiers

The Shin Bet says it caught a suspected terror cell from the Tulkarem area that is believed to have carried out as many as seven shooting attacks against IDF troops, including the April 29 shooting at the Jabara checkpoint near Tulkarem.

The six-member cell includes three members of the Palestinian Authority’s security services, one of whom was previously imprisoned for terror activities and was released in the 2011 Shalit prisoner exchange.

The arrest of the cell, whose exact date is not given in the Shin Bet statement, uncovered weapons caches including two homemade “Gustav” rifles and at least seven pipe bombs.

A seventh man, a resident of Tulkarem, is also arrested on suspicion of supplying firearms to the cell.

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