A joint effort by the Israel Security Agency, police and the Israel Defense Forces resulted in the apprehension of the terrorist cell that allegedly broke into an IDF base in December, assaulted the guard at the gate and took his M-16, according to a report whose gag order was lifted on Tuesday.
On Dec. 21, a terror cell attacked a guard at the Ramah army base in northern Jerusalem. The soldier was lightly wounded in the attack and his service rifle was stolen.
The cell, which belonged to the Tanzim, a Palestinian terrorist group, was made up of Iyyad Fathi Mustafa Hader, 36, Muhammad Said Hussein Matir, 32, Muhammad Azai Faress Qassem, 25, Anwar Ismail Gabrin Abu Ziddyah, 36, and Mustafa Hussein Mustafa Hader, 30, a resident of the Qalandiya refugee camp with an Israeli I.D. (Qalandiya is a West Bank town bordering Jerusalem.)
Mustafa Hader was indicted Jan. 17 at the Jerusalem District Court for stealing and selling arms. On Jan. 27, the Judea and Samaria Military Court indicted the four Palestinians for stealing the weapon.