Shin Bet, Israel Police Arrest Palestinian Who Fled to Egypt, Attempted to Establish Terror Cell


The Shin Bet confirmed today that Israeli security forces and police at the end of January arrested Mahmad Najib Mustaffah Nazal, 33, after Natal attempted to form a terror cell in Judea and Samaria.

Nazal, from the town of Qabatiya south of Jenin, left Israel in 2007 and settled in Cairo to study. While in Cairo, Nazal joined the Holy Fighters terror organization that follows an extremist Islamic doctrine and ideology.

According to the Shin Bet, Nizal joined Kata’ib al-Mujahideen, a terror organization distinct from the al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades and adopted radical Islamist features.

The group’s operatives committed in the past few years multiple attacks on Israeli targets, especially firing rockets at Israel and attempting to support terrorist activity on Israeli soil.

Nizal confessed to the Shin Bet that while in Egypt, he worked to locate and recruit students from the West Bank who were studying in Egypt. He said he sent these recruits to Gaza for military training and then helped them infiltrate the West Bank.

Tazpit News Agency

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