Maher Udda

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Maher Udda (also Maher Ouda) (born 1963) is a Palestinian terrorist suspected of planning suicide bombings in Israel.[1]

Udda is a top Hamas commander. On March 15, 2010 he was arrested by the Israel Defense Forces and Shin Bet in a joint operation which caught him by surprise.[2] Hamas claimed that the Palestinian Authority was involved in helping Israel arrest Udda.[3] The Israeli military described at the time of his arrest as one of the founders of Hamas.[3]

Udda is suspected of planning the 2003 Café Hillel bombing.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Army catches Café Hillel bombing planner," Yaakov Katz, March 15, 2010, Jerusalem Post.
  2. ^ Israel nabs top Hamas terrorist March 15, 2010, Haaretz
  3. ^ a b Israel arrests Hamas leader March 15, 2010, Al Jazeera