Hamas Cell Uncovered in Jerusalem – Ben Hartman (Jerusalem Post)
The Israel Security Agency has arrested 16 “prominent operatives with Hamas in eastern Jerusalem and members of its operations branch, and among the leaders of its activities at the Temple Mount,” the ISA stated on Tuesday.
They include activists from the northern branch of the Islamic Movement in Israel.
The ISA found that the Islamic Movement was operating educational courses on the Temple Mount and paying people to maintain a presence there in order to “increase the tension and cause disturbances, especially during Jewish holidays.”
This was “another effort by Hamas to expand its influence among the Palestinian population in Jerusalem and the West Bank.”