Terror cell that assaulted soldier uncovered

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Members of the cell broke into an IDF (Zahal) base in December, assaulted a soldier and stole his gun. Charges have been filed against its members

Date: 02/12/2013, 2:30 PM     Author: IDF (Zahal) Website

The IDF (Zahal), in conjunction with the Israel Security Agency (ISA, or Shin Bet security service) and the police, has uncovered a terror cell consisting of Tanzim members that was responsible for assaulting an IDF (Zahal) soldier in December 2012.

On December 21, members of the cell broke into the IDF (Zahal)’s Ramah base, north of Jerusalem, assaulted a soldier guarding the base and stole his M-16 rifle.

According to the indictment filed against the five terrorists today (Tuesday, February 12), two of the suspects climbed the base’s guard tower. After the guarding soldier told them to identify themselves, one of the suspects pulled out a plastic gun and pointed it at the soldier’s head, while the other suspect tried to spray the soldier with a fire extinguisher. Eventually, one of the suspects managed to spray the soldier in the face with tear gas, and the suspect stole the soldier’s gun while injuring him.

The indictment also states that the terrorists sold the gun for money.

The suspects are being charged with assaulting a soldier and injuring him lightly and with armed robbery.