News Brief 9/1/2013, Elul 26, 5773
Jerusalem Mega-Attack Foiled
It has been cleared for release today (Sunday) that the Israeli General Security Service (GSS/Shabak), in cooperation with the IDF, broke up a Hamas terrorist cell based in Jerusalem and the Ramallah area that was in the advanced stages of planning a terrorist atrocity against Israeli civilians in Jerusalem.
The terrorist operatives, residents of Ramallah and Jerusalem, were arrested last month (August), and had planned their attacks to coincide the upcoming Jewish festive period of the High Holidays,
The cell leader has been named as Hamdi Hasnin Hamdi Rumana, 24, near El Bireh.