The security agency disclosed on Wednesday that the Shin Bet prevented an Iranian plan to kill important political people and carry out terrorist activities in Israel.
Five terrorists were detained in connection with the alleged conspiracy, including two Israeli Arabs from northern Israel and three Palestinians, including Murad Kamamaja, 47, of Kefar Daan, Hassan Mujarimah, 34, and Ziad Shanti, 45, both of Jenin.
The Shin Bet investigation found that Kamamaja and Mujarimah operated under the direction of a Jordanian spy working for Iranian security personnel.
The two were asked to help smuggle weapons into Israel and obtain information on important Israeli public personalities, such as former Likud MK Yehuda Glick and National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir.
Due to his extensive security detail, an attempt to harm Ben-Gvir was thwarted. Additionally, Kamamaja and Mujarimah were told to conduct attacks within Israel, including torching Israeli vehicles. Shanti was enlisted by the two to help with the assaults.
Later, Shanti hired the two suspects who had set Israeli cars on fire in Haifa in June while filming the crimes, two Israeli-Arabs.
The occurrences were a “test” for their Iranian superiors, according to the Shin Bet, and much more deadly acts would have been carried out if the plot hadn’t been foiled. In both the military court and the Haifa District Court, all five men were charged with serious security crimes.