Joint IDF and ISA Operation Thwarts Terror Cell Attack on Joseph’s Tomb

Today, August 25, 2015, it has been cleared for release that a joint operation of the IDF and the Israel Security Agency (ISA) has led to the arrest of a terror cell plotting to commit an attack against Israeli civilians. The attack was meant to be on Joseph’s Tomb, a religious site in Nablus, commonly identified with Joseph’s biblical gravesite. The site is religiously significant to Jews and Christians alike.

IDF and ISA Join Forces to Arrest Assailant of June 19 Attack

On June 19, 2015, a terrorist named Mohammed Abu Shaheen stopped an Israeli vehicle near the Ein Buvin Spring in the Dolev community, pretending to ask for directions. When the vehicle stopped, Abu Shaheen opened fire, moderately injuring one civilian and severely injuring Danny Gonen z”l, who later succumbed to his wounds.
Earlier today, Wednesday, July 15, 2015, Abu Shaheen was captured in a joint Israel Security Agency (ISA) and IDF operation.