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Hamas-Linked Weapons Stockpile Unearthed in Bulgaria, Plot to Attack Jewish Targets Thwarted

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In a significant breakthrough, German investigators, in collaboration with Bulgarian authorities, have uncovered a suspected weapons cache linked to the Palestinian militant group Hamas.

The discovery, which followed the arrest of individuals affiliated with Hamas in mid-December, underscores the persistent threat posed by extremist organizations targeting Jewish institutions across Europe.

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Reports from reputable German publications, including Die Zeit, Deutsche Welle, Spiegel, and ARD, confirm that the investigation led to the seizure of a mobile phone containing incriminating images of firearms and related equipment.

The digital trail from these photos guided authorities to a clandestine location in southern Bulgaria, where a cache of weapons was found buried under a tree in a plastic bag.

Despite signs of rust on some of the recovered firearms, the arsenal included various firearms, revolvers, pistols, an anti-tank projectile, detonator capsules, and gunpowder.

The suspects, who hail from diverse backgrounds, including Palestinians born in Lebanon, an Egyptian, and a Dutch national, are believed to have conspired to transport the arms to Berlin with intentions of carrying out attacks on Jewish institutions across Europe.

The detainees, identified as Abdelhamid Al A., Ibrahim El-R., Mohamed B., and Nazih R., maintain long-standing ties to Hamas and are suspected of actively participating in the group’s activities abroad. They remain in custody as investigations continue.

The revelation of the weapons cache comes amidst heightened tensions in the region following a series of terrorist attacks perpetrated by Hamas in Israel last October, followed by retaliatory strikes in the Gaza Strip.

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Notably, groups such as ISIS and al-Qaeda have escalated their calls for attacks on Israeli and Jewish targets globally, further emphasizing the urgent need for enhanced security measures.

The discovery of the weapons stockpile in Bulgaria was the culmination of extensive international cooperation between German and Bulgarian intelligence services. Israeli intelligence played a crucial role in tipping off German authorities and facilitating the investigation.

Speaking on the operation, BNT journalist Ivo Nikodimov highlighted the swift and effective collaboration between German and Bulgarian services, leading to the successful location and confiscation of the weapons cache in the Yambol region of Bulgaria.

The meticulous coordination ensured that sensitive information remained secure, preventing any leaks that could jeopardize the operation.

This development serves as a stark reminder of the persistent threat posed by extremist groups and the critical importance of international cooperation in combating terrorism.

Authorities remain vigilant in their efforts to thwart such plots and safeguard communities against potential harm. As investigations continue, the global community remains on high alert, underscoring the ongoing need for proactive measures to counter the evolving threat landscape posed by extremist organizations.

 

This article was created using automation and was thoroughly edited and fact-checked by one of our editorial staff members

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