The Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet), with support from the Israel Defense Forces, recently broke up a Hamas terror cell in Hebron that was planning attacks against Israeli targets, Israel Hayom reported.
In one plot, the cell planned to attack an IDF position in the Hebron area with explosives and gunfire.
The cell was directed by a Hamas terrorist operative who was released from an Israeli prison as part of the Gilad Schalit swap deal and deported to the Gaza Strip.
The members of the cell were arrested before they could carry out any of their plans.
The arrested suspects included Manjad Musa Diab Junidi, 23, who admitted to being in touch with Basel Heimuni, a Hamas terrorist operative in Gaza who was released in the Schalit deal.
Another arrested suspect was Muhammad Hassan Rajab Abu Sahidem, 25, who was recruited to the cell by Junidi. Sahidem admitted to building a pipe bomb with other members of the cell.