DEBKAfile – July 4, 2016
Exclusive to debkafile counter terrorism sources: The IDF and the General Security Service have video footage and photos showing eight Palestinian terrorists from Yatah village in Mt Hebron participating in an ISIS oath of allegiance ceremony. They are in custody as accessories of the two terrorists who perpetrated the Sarona market attack, near the Ministry of Defense and the IDF HQ on June 8.
Four Israelis were killed in the terror attack – Ido Ben-Ari, Ilana Naveh, Michael Feige and Milah Misheiv – and 41 wounded.
The eight cell members are seen standing in a military parade before the ISIS flag and swearing allegiance to the flag and to Abu Bakr al Baghdadi.
DEBKA was the only publication to immediately assign the attack to an ISIS cell.
A third terrorist was supposed to shoot up a crowded train for multiple casualties in coordination with the pair at the Tel Aviv market.
So far this is the largest Palestinian terror cell associated with ISIS to have been captured.