Shin Bet said Hamas wanted to restore its West Bank infrastructure to launch terrorist attacks. Notably, alleged reasons behind the "scheme" and verifiable proof weren't given, except to say kidnapping an Israeli soldier was planned to negotiate Palestinian prisoner releases.
Shin Bet's account wreaks of illegitimacy, including why an elaborate terror plot would be needed to capture an Israeli soldier when doing so, if intended, could be done by other means.
Notably at issue is why Hamas would risk it when success or failure carries such a big price, entirely benefitting Israel.
Yet, according to Shin Bet, discovering Hamas terror cells proved its Damascus leadership plans rehabilitating its West Bank infrastructure to attack Israel.
Take it with a grain of salt, but expect Israel to exploit what appears to be bogus accusations fully.
They include claiming a terror cell operated out of Ketziot prison, without explaining how, and accusing Hebron resident Ahmad Madhoun of getting $10,000 in Saudi Arabia to buy weapons for the operation.
Unsubstantiated accusations were made. No information was given on how he got there and back undetected or who allegedly funded him.
Israel also said militants received orders and money from a Syrian official through Jordanian national Iman al-Adm. Israel arrested him. Expect him to be tortured to confess, whether or not he did anything.