3 Arab terrorists arrested for firebomb attack

The Shin Bet announced Thursday that three Arab terrorists have been arrested in connection with an October 2015 firebomb attack that wounded a three-year-old girl north of Jerusalem.

43-year-old Khaled Badhe, a resident of Kadura in Ramallah, 34-year-old Lu’ie Namer of el-Amri, also in Ramallah, and 27-year-old Abed al-Majid Badra of Bitunia were detained in recent weeks by a joint operation of Shin Bet, Israel Police and IDF forces.

A spokesperson for the Shin Bet said in a statement that the firebomb terror attack was one of a series of terror attacks committed by the terrorists in the area.

Also Thursday, the Jerusalem district prosecutor indicted 20-year-old Arab terrorist Murad Hajbi on two counts of attempted murder and possession of a weapon. The indictment, which was filed in the Jerusalem District Court, says Hajbi left his home in the Silwan neighborhood on October 19 and tried to run over two Orthodox Jews on Hevron Road. One man was wounded in the attack, and Hajbi then stabbed the second man in the face before being neutralized.

Prosecutors have asked the court to extend Hajbi’s remand until the completion of all legal proceedings against him.

In addition, an Arab terrorist was arrested at the entrance to Shuafat when security forces found a cache of weapons in his car, including a weapons belt, combat goggles and tear gas.

The terrorist was detained for questioning.