An IDF source added that the 19 would-be terrorists involved in the plot were arrested as part of the pre-Passover/Easter security preparations, an operation that succeeded in ensuring a safe and succesful holiday season. The IDF and Shin Bet are currently continuing their investigations in an effort to thwart further terror activity.
Ynet Israel News adds this morning: Cell Was Planning major attack in near future!
"Monitoring Hamas, the defense establishment noticed that from November 2006, (that) the organization has been concentrating on regaining strength, in the form of rearmament, training, and preparing attacks that could be implemented on short notice.
According to the information, the group is still working on planning the execution of major attacks in the near future.
Defense establishment sources pointed out that this is just another case in which terror groups use members who obtained Israeli IDs through family unification, to commit attacks, collect information and transport terrorists.