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Israel: Al-Qaeda planned to hit US Embassy

Israel: Al-Qaeda planned to hit US Embassy
Posted January 22nd, 2014 @ 12:45pm by John Johnson, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– Israel says it has foiled a major plot by al-Qaeda that included a planned attack on the US embassy in Tel Aviv, reports the AP. The Shin Bet security agency arrested three Palestinians it says were recruited indirectly by al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri. The alleged plot called for suicide bombers to hit the embassy and the Jerusalem Convention Center simultaneously, and then for subsequent bombs to go off when first responders arrived, reports the Jerusalem Post.

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