April 18, 2024 | Flash Brief

Israel Foils West Bank ISIS Plot

April 18, 2024 | Flash Brief

Israel Foils West Bank ISIS Plot

Latest Developments

Israeli forces detained a Palestinian overnight who was planning an imminent attack on behalf of the Islamic State (ISIS). Undercover commandos carried out the arrest in Beitunia, near Ramallah, police said, adding that the suspect tried to draw a firearm but was stopped in time. The police did not give details about his planned attack or about any links to more mainstream Palestinian terrorist factions.

Expert Analysis

“Even as they deal with a Hamas that is functioning like ISIS on a grand scale, the Israelis have been keeping their eye on more ‘traditional’ lone-wolf ISIS terrorists. Such arrests take place with bracing frequency, including within Jerusalem and other parts of Israel. This is an interdiction that requires significant intelligence gathering and ideological analysis.” — Mark Dubowitz, FDD CEO

“Two years after an ISIS-claimed attack that killed two Israelis and more than six months after October 7, we can quickly lose sight of the multitude of threats Israel faces on a daily basis — not just in Gaza or the West Bank but inside Israel as well.” — Richard Goldberg, FDD Senior Advisor

“Since October 7, more than a dozen Israelis have been killed by terrorists from the West Bank and eastern Jerusalem. Even as the IDF prosecutes a war in Gaza and faces the threat of another war against the Islamic Republic of Iran, it cannot take its eyes off the ball from terror threats emanating from the West Bank, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, and Yemen.” — Enia Krivine, Senior Director of FDD’s Israel Program and National Security Network

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