Israel cracks Palestinian al Qaeda cell in Jerusalem

January 22, 2014

Reuters – Israel said on Wednesday it had arrested two Palestinians from East Jerusalem who were planning to carry out attacks for al Qaeda, including on the U.S. Embassy, with the help of foreign suicide bombers posing as Russian tourists.

The men were recruited by another al Qaeda agent in the Gaza Strip, said Israel’s Shin Bet intelligence agency, the second Israeli report in as many months suggesting the militant network was taking root among Palestinians.

via Israel says cracks Palestinian al Qaeda cell in Jerusalem | Reuters.

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  1. Ragspierre says:


    Just think what life for Ambassador Stevens would be like with that kind of competent security.

  2. ravenrock6 says:

    AQ is the militant wing of the Wahhabi wing of the Sunnis, the political wing of course being the Muslim Brotherhood. It is very unsurprising to find them surface here. The only thing unusual is Hamas is also a militant winf of MB. The emergence of AQ may indicate a weakening in Palestinian support for Hamas or worse, a Hamas alignment with AQ strengthened by AQ’s current fight against Hezbollah/Iran/Syria. AQ’s star is on the rise as the defender of the Sunni faith against the Shia.

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