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Shin Bet says it foiled bomb plot planned by Israeli citizen on behalf of Hamas

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The Shin Bet security service released information Monday on what it said was a foiled bomb plot involving an Israeli citizen who received training and orders from the Hamas terror group in the Gaza Strip.

Mahmoud Makdad, 30, from the Bedouin town of Shaqib al-Salam (known in Hebrew as Segev Shalom) in the south of the country was arrested on August 15, the service said in a statement.

Nine of his family members and acquaintances were also arrested, including his brother Ahmad, 32. Most of the suspects are residents of Segev Shalom and are suspected of knowing about his plans and doing nothing, and in some cases helping to plan the attack.

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The statement said indictments on serious security offenses would be filed against Mahmoud and Ahmad at the Beersheba District Court. Bedouin-Israeli Mahmoud Makdad who planned to bomb a bus stop at the Bilu Junction, according to a Shin Bet statement on September 7, 2020. (Shin Bet)

The son of an Israeli Bedouin mother and a father........

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