- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 20, 2016

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel’s domestic security agency says it has thwarted a plot by the son of the chief of the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah to recruit Palestinians to attack Israel.

The Shin Bet agency and the Israeli military say Jawad Nasrallah, the son of Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah, solicited a Palestinian online who recruited other Palestinians into a militant cell. It says another Hezbollah operative instructed the cell about using explosives, training suicide bombers, gathering intelligence on security forces and purchasing weapons.

They say an Israeli military court has indicted five Palestinians from the area Tulkarem, in the West Bank, who were planning a shooting attack against Israeli forces with Hezbollah backing.

Shin Bet says Hezbollah is trying to “ride the wave” of Palestinian attacks on Israelis in the last four months.

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