Israel: Hamas Cell Planned Attacks .c The Associated Press
Jarrar and other members of the cell recruited two suicide bombers who were to carry out a double attack on the Tel Hashomer Hospital near Tel Aviv. They planned to sneak into Israel disguised as Muslim clerics.
A doctor employed by Jenin Hospital drove the two bombers, but the trio turned around when it spotted large numbers of soldiers at an Israeli checkpoint, the indictment said. Jarrar, the doctor and the 2 would-be bombers were arrested by Israeli troops on June 23.
Jarrar's cell also planned to blow up a Tel Aviv skyscraper, the newspaper quoted the indictment as saying. Jarrar produced hundreds of kilograms of explosives that were to be smuggled into Israel in a truck.
There have been many previous attempts by Palestinian militants to blow up a high-rise building in Israel. Last week, police seized a truck bomb consisting of 1,300 lbs. of explosives.