The Middle East: Did a Terrorist Fool Israeli Intelligence?

Did a Terrorist Fool Israeli Intelligence?

The terrorist who lobbed two grenades into a bus station in Beersheba last week, has also confessed to being responsible for two recent attacks in Hebron: a fatal stabbing and a grenade assault that wounded 14 soldiers. Apparently SALIM SARSOUR, 29, did all this while being courted by Shinbet, Israel's internal-security agency, to inform on the militant group Hamas. According to a Palestinian intelligence official, one of Sarsour's group, in detention after the Beersheba attack, claims Sarsour told him that he had multiple meetings with Shinbet officers; that he was given $1,000, in part to pay for a mobile phone to...

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