HAMAS Terror cell member admitted that two weeks prior to the attack, he had accompanied his 6-year-old daughter to the Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem, where she had a tumor removed from her eye. The operation had been PAID FOR IN FULL by an Israeli charity foundation.
On 22 June 2010, the IDF, ISA and Israel Police, arrested the Hamas terrorist cell responsible for the killing of policeman Shuki Sofer during a shooting attack on 14 June 2010, on route 60 near the Israeli community of Otni’el. Two other policemen were injured in the incident.
After questioning the operatives, the ISA was able to determine that they had formed the Hamas terror cell a few years ago in order to execute terror attacks. For this purpose, the operatives accumulated munitions, including three AK47 assault rifles, in a stockpile hidden in a hilly area.
In the early morning of 14 July 2010, three of the operatives deployed at the ambush site, while another operative drove nearby and acted as a look-out in the case IDF forces arrived. The police car passed by the ambush site, near Deir Razakh, north of Otni’el at 07:15. The operatives shot bursts of gunfire at the vehicle, killing the policeman and injuring two others.
The operatives escaped the scene and later burned the escape vehicle and hid the munitions. An additional operative, who was aware of their plans, assisted in hiding the weapons after the attack.
It should be noted that one of the members of the terror cell admitted during questioning that two weeks prior to the attack, he had accompanied his 6 year old daughter to the Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem, where she had a tumor removed from her eye. The operation had been paid for in full by an Israeli charity foundation. STORY HERE
It also appears from the investigation that the cell had planned additional attacks, most notably to abduct a soldier or civilian in the Gush Ezyon area. The operatives had already begun scouting the area, and had purchased Yarmulkes (skull caps) and a wig that they planned to use in the attack. IDF