Senior Hamas and Islamic Jihad operatives have recently resumed planning terror attacks for immediate execution, in defiance of the cease-fire, Shin Bet security service sources said Thursday night. Security services are on alert Friday, having received 25 specific warnings of terror attacks, Israel Radio reported. Egypt is planning to send a delegation to the Gaza Strip and Ramallah to try to persuade the militant Palestinian organizations to keep to the cease-fire and even extend it, Israel Radio quoted Arabic-language newspapers as reporting Friday. One operative who sources said was planning attacks was Mohammed Sidr, the head of Islamic Jihad’s military wing in Hebron, whom Israel killed Thursday morning during an attempt to arrest him. Defense sources said that Sidr planned to send a booby-trapped car into either Jerusalem or Hebron in the near future, and had already acquired the car. Israel holds Sidr, 25, responsible for attacks that killed 21 people, and he has long been one of the top names on Israel’s wanted list. Full Story
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