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Terrorist released in Shalit swap training new terrorists

By Mason White 3:34 PM June 5, 2013
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By: Eva Fett
A man was arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit kidnapping related charges after being caught plotting to kidnap Israelis soldiers, according to Israeli military officials.

The man was being trained by a terrorist who was released in the Shalit prisoner swap deal, according to military officials.

Israeli security officials announced this week that they had detained Bachar Attalah Samiach Sa’ad, a Hamas terrorist who planned several terrorist attacks against Israelis. Sa’ad was arrested in a joint action by the Shabak, Israel Police and the IDF.

Sa’ad, a resident of a village near Ramallah, planned to kidnap an IDF soldier during a planned shooting. His trainer was identified as Hasham Abed Alkhader Ibrahim Hajaz, a Hamas terrorist who was deported from Israel after being released from an Israeli prison in a deal to free captive Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.

Hajaz was originally sentenced to 10 life terms in prison for terrorist activities he planned and participated in between 2001 to 2003, during the second Palestinian uprising against Israel. He was directly responsible for killing ten civilian and Israeli soldiers.

Hajaz, originally from Gaza, was released on condition that he remain outside of Israel. He currently lives in Qatar, but was found in Jordan earlier this year, where he gave lectures on methods for carrying out shooting attacks against Israelis. He also taught how to kidnap IDF soldiers. He also taught would be terrorists how to recruit terrorists and build a terrorist cell.

Sa’ad was set to leave for Sudan, where he planned to continue training would be terrorists. He was arrested before he could leave. He told his interrogators that he was supposed to receive firearms for the purpose of carrying out the attack.