Israel's internal security service says it has uncovered a Hamas cell in the West Bank that was planning to carry out a series of attacks in Jerusalem.
Shin Bet said it had arrested more than 30 militants who were trained abroad, and recovered weapons and explosives.
They planned to kidnap Israelis and their targets for attack included a football stadium in Jerusalem and the city's light rail system, it alleged.
The arrests come at a time of rising Israeli-Palestinians tension.
Over the past month, 11 Israelis have been killed by Palestinians, including four rabbis and a policeman who were stabbed and shot at a synagogue in Jerusalem last week. Twelve Palestinians have also been killed, including several of those who carried out the attacks.
Shin Bet said the militants whose arrests were revealed on Thursday had plotted to attack Jerusalem's Teddy Stadium and a tram, as well as carry out car bombings and kidnap Israelis in the West Bank and oversees.
The suspects - who include a number of Palestinians from the West Bank, two Jordanians and a Kuwaiti - had received orders from Hamas officials based in Turkey, it added.LET'S TAKE A CLOSER LOOK:
- THESE ATTACKS WERE PLANNED BY HAMAS - WHO IS GETTING $5BILLION FROM THE EU AND USA.
- AND THESE ATTACKS WERE PLANNED IN TURKEY - A MEMBER OF NATO.
- UNTIL HAMAS IS STRANGLED MONETARILY, THEY WILL CONTINUE TO PLAN AND CARRY OUT ATTACKS.
- HAMAS DESERVES SANCTIONS EVERY BIT AS SEVERE AS THOSE AGAINST RUSSIA AND IRAN.
- BUT INSTEAD, OBAMA COORDINATES GIVING THEM MORE MONEY THAN EVER.
- MEANWHILE, OBAMA'S PAL ERDOGAN ALLOWS HAMAS TO OPERATE IN TURKEY - AS HE HELPS THEM AND THE INTERNATIONAL LEFT - TYPIFIED BY CODE PINK AND HRW - TRY TO UNDERMINE THE ISRAELI BLOCKADE. (WHILE DOING NOTHING ABOUT THE EGYPTIAN ONE!)
- ISRAEL WON'T GET PEACE UNTIL OBAMA AND ERDOGAN AND IRAN ARE TOPPLED.
THE SOONER WE GET RID OF OBAMA , THE SOONER THE WORLD WILL GET MORE PEACEFUL.
SHIT: OBAMA CAN'T OR WON'T EVEN HIRE A NEW SECDEF! AT A TIME AS DANGEROUS AS EVER FOR THE USA AND OUR ALLIES!
MAKE NO MISTAKE ABOUT IT: OBAMA IS A MAJOR PART OF THE PROBLEM.
IT IS NO COINCIDENCE THAT THE USA IS HAVING 3 DOZEN CITIES ATTACKED BY FERGUSON INTIFADAS AS ISRAEL IS FACING A THIRD, THE JERUSALEM INTIFADA.
THIS IS WHAT THEY DO.
THIS IS WHAT OBAMA WAS TRAINED TO DO.
THIS IS ALINSKYITE STRATEGY.
THE ONLY WAY TO STOP IS IS TO SMASH IT.