The Times of Israel is liveblogging Thursday’s events as they unfold.
Israel uncovers West Bank Hamas cell said to have planned major terror attacks
The Shin Bet security agency says it uncovered an attempt by the Hamas terror group to set up a terror cell in the West Bank aimed at carrying out “severe” terror attacks in Israel.
Operatives of Hamas’s military wing in the Gaza Strip are said to have recruited members in the West Bank and trained them on preparing explosive devices and setting crowded areas as targets for attacks.
The Shin Bet notes that the activity that was discovered is different in its scope and in its potential danger from previous Hamas efforts in recent years.