Israel says Hamas planned to assassinate Lieberman in West Bank

November 21, 2014 6:37 AM

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Israel says Hamas planned to assassinate Lieberman in West Bank

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel has arrested four Palestinians suspected of planning to assassinate Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman with an anti-tank rocket while he drove to his Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank, Israeli officials say.

The alleged Hamas plot was hatched during the July-August war in Gaza. Its disclosure comes as ties fray between Israel and U.S.-backed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who is based in the West Bank, over a contested Jerusalem shrine.

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