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The head of the Shin bet Nadav Argaman: «Hamas will try to carry out attacks before the Passover»

Monday, March 20, the head of the General security service (Shin bet) Nadav Argaman took part in the meeting of the Knesset’s foreign Affairs and defense.

During the open part of the meeting, the head of the Shin bet warned of the danger of a new wave of terror. «The current period of calm threat the more he drunk, said Argaman. – Hamas and the «global Jihad» do not stop trying to commit terrorist acts in Israel and in Judea and Samaria.»

According to Argaman, the danger of terrorist attacks will increase in the period preceding the Passover holiday in April.

Nadav Argaman said that in the period of the wave of terror that took place in 2015-2016, the Shin bet detained at least 400 terrorists were preparing to commit sabotage. «It managed to be made thanks to new technological, intelligence and operational techniques, we have taken on arms», – said the head of the Shin bet.

The head of the Knesset’s foreign Affairs and defense AVI Dichter said in the meeting: «Changes in regional and world politics will give us numerous opportunities. I really hope that unnecessary early elections will not strike the chance to use them.»

«Easter attacks» in Israel

During the «intifada al-Aqsa» Palestinian Arabs have repeatedly committed terrorist acts in Israel during the celebration of Passover, despite the blockade «territories».

In the series «Easter» of terrorist attacks in 2002 killed dozens of Israelis. The most bloody of them was a terrorist attack at the hotel Park in Netanya. March 27, 2002 a suicide bomber walked into neaniskoi the hotel «Park», where the gala dinner was attended by hundreds of people. He sat down on a chair in the center of the Banquet hall and detonated an explosive device. The attack killed 30 people, about 150 injured. The organizers of this terrorist attack was later arrested (the arrest of the last of them was made in September 2009). In autumn 2011, the organizer of the terrorist attack at the «Park» Nasser Sami Abd al-Razzaq Ali al-Nasser «, Atime» (from Tulkarm), was sentenced to 29 life terms, were released under the «Shalit deal».

A few days after the terrorist attack at the «Park» was made three suicide bombing attacks. March 30, two bombs exploded in Jerusalem (two dead) and in tel Aviv (one dead). March 31, 2002 as a result of explosion of the suicide bomber in the Haifa restaurant Matza killed 15 Israelis (in the spring of 2009 from the received wounds died and another man injured in this bombing).

At the end of Passover, April 24, 2003 had committed a suicide bombing in Kfar Saba (one dead).

In 2004-2005, Pesach in Israel were relatively quiet.

But the April 17, 2006, during Passover, despite the complete blockade of Palestinian territories, a suicide bomber had infiltrated into Israel and explode in the diner «Rosh ha-IR», in tel Aviv. The explosion killed 9 people, later died in hospital two more victims.

In 2007, during the Passover, the Shin bet has prevented a terrorist attack in tel Aviv. Hamas planned to blow up the city a car bomb driven by a suicide bomber.

On the eve of Passover in 2008, Palestinian terrorists attacked the Kerem Shalom crossing, on the border of the Gaza strip. Was wounded 13 soldiers. The terrorists planned to kidnap soldiers, but these plans failed to be implemented.

In 2009, on the eve of Passover, in the North of Israel was arrested by a group of young Arabs who planned the holidays the attack against the Jews.

In 2010, a few days before Passover in a battle with Palestinian terrorists on the border of the Gaza strip in the Khan Yunis killed a major Eliraz Pepper and Sergeant Ilan Svyatkovsky. But for a few hours before the celebration in Jerusalem was averted terrorist attack with a bladed weapon.

In 2011, before Passover in Nazareth were arrested members of a terrorist cell «Death to Zionists». It was also reported about the detention of seven residents of East Jerusalem, attacked the border guards. At the same time was published the details of the investigation into the murder of the Fogel family in Itamar, committed by Arab terrorists on the eve of the feast of Purim.

April 14, 2014, the first day of the celebration of the Passover, near Hebron were fired at an Israeli car: police Lieutenant Colonel Baruch Mizrahi was killed and his wife and child were injured.

18 April 2016, on the eve of Passover, in Jerusalem a suicide bomber detonated a bomb in a bus the number 12. 20 Israelis were injured.

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The head of the Shin bet Nadav Argaman: «Hamas will try to carry out attacks before the Passover» 20.03.2017

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