3 Muslim terrorists arrested planning ISIS-inspired terror attacks on Temple Mount and Christian churches
Three Muslim terrorists, Israeli citizens from the terror nest of Um-el-Fahem in northern Israel, were indicted Tuesday for planning to carry out a shooting attack on the Temple Mount, similar to the shooting attack in July 2017 in which 2 Druze policemen were murdered.
An investigation revealed that two of them supported ISIS, and that the terror attacks were intended to be carried out as part of their support of the terror group.
The Muslim terrorists —Mohammad Masoud Jabarin, 20, Ammad Lutfi Jabarin, 20, and an additional 17-year-old minor were arrested in January and February.
The attacks were prevented thanks to precise intelligence that allowed the three to be arrested before they could obtain weapons and carry out their plan.
The investigation also showed the three had entertained the idea of carrying out attacks in synagogues and churches or against security forces. They also considered carrying out a vehicular attack and marked Christmas as the potential date for their bloodletting.
The Shin Bet said in a statement that it considered “Israelis supporting the Islamic State terror group a serious threat, and even more so those in contact with the group’s activists and those who act under the group’s banner in Israel.
“The Shin Bet will continue monitoring the suspects and take whichever law enforcement measures are required to prevent the dissemination of the Islamic State’s teachings in Israel, as well as to foil any action against the country’s security.”