CBNNews.com - NABLUS (SHECHEM) - An elite Israel Defense Forces (IDF) unit tracked down and killed the mastermind of a plot to poison Israeli clientele at a Ramat Gan restaurant outside Tel Aviv.
In the Palestinian Authority- (PA) controlled city of Nablus (biblical Shechem) Thursday, the elite Duvdevan unit surrounded a house in the Balata refugee camp where al-Aksa Martyrs' Brigades senior leader Hani Kaabeh, his deputy Hosni Ka'abi, and a third al-Aksa operative were hiding.
The three terrorists opened fire on the large IDF force, which included some 30 jeeps and military vehicles. In the ensuing gun battle, which lasted several hours, Ka'abi died and the other two gunmen were taken into custody.
IDF forces recovered rifles, ammunition magazines and several bulletproof vests.
Kaabeh had created a plan to poison Israelis at the Ramat Gan "Grill Express" restaurant, using two cell members illegally employed at the grill.
The Shin Bet (General Security Agency) arrested Aham Rial and Anas Salum, both 21, on March 21, just days before the planned poisoning would have taken place. Kaabeh was also planning to use the two kitchen workers to smuggle a suicide bomber into Israel.
Meanwhile at the beginning of the week, Kaabeh's cell attempted to assassinate Nablus governor Jamal al-Mouhsen, a close colleague of PA President Mahmoud Abbas, as he was driving through the Balata refugee camp.
Al-Mouhsen escaped injury, but one of his bodyguards was lightly wounded. The group managed to get inside a house, where they waited for PA security forces to rescue them. While they were waiting, members of the terror cell torched their car.
Source: YNet news