Hamas is developing an air attack capability – by recruiting Palestinian students in Malaysia to carry out attacks on Israel using paragliding equipment, a report by the Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center. The report reveals two incidents in which Hamas was found to be conducting training of Palestinian students for such attacks in that country.
In a recent indictment against a terrorist from Hevron, Wasim Kawasme, it was revealed that he was recruited with other students from Judea and Samaria to train for such attacks.
According to the report, the terrorists underwent at least a week of training in Malaysia, using paragliding equipment in preparation for a terror attack in Israel. The group was warned not to tell anyone about their training, and not to even discuss paragliding with anyone. Kawasme and others underwent several sessions, the most recent one in 2014.