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Israel nabs terror cell at PA university

11 students at the An-Najah National University in Nablus were arrested for alleged involvement in Hamas terror activities in the West Bank.

By Erin Viner

An-Najah is the largest institution of higher learning in the Palestinian Authority (PA), with 23,000 students enrolled and 11 faculties.

IDF Spokesperson for Arab Media Lt. Col. Avichay Adraee announced that the students were arrested on campus in a joint IDF and Israeli Security Agency (ISA) operation.

The terror suspects were involved in the “transfer of funds and organizing rallies in support of Hamas, in addition to incitement campaigns under the supervision and direction of senior Hamas officials,” Col. Adraee revealed in a series of Tweets.

Adraee cautioned that Hamas works to recruit and indoctrinate supporters from the ‘Islamic Bloc’ university group, to which all of the suspects belonged. He also said that the Islamic Bloc demonstrates a “readiness to work” with Hamas – which covered the students tuition fees.

Several cells that conspired to carry out terror attacks in recent years included members of the Islamic Bloc at An-Najah University, added the Israeli military spokesman.