Undercover forces arrest 2 ISIS terrorists who planned to massacre Jews in Jerusalem
BREAKING: Two Muslim terrorists from the Arab neighborhood of Jebel Mukaber in Jerusalem who were planning to massacre IDF soldiers and civilian Jews on behalf of ISIS were arrested following a concrete piece of timely intel, the Israel Police cleared for publication.
The Muslim terrorists, 21-year-old Ahmed Jabbis and 19-year-old Basel Abidat, planned to carry out a terror attack in Jerusalem on Independence Day.
According to the indictment, the two terrorists were active on ISIS-affiliated websites beginning in 2016.
In July, Abidat attempted to enter the Sinai Peninsula via Jordan in order to join ISIS terrorists, but Jordanian security forces prevented him from crossing the border.
He transferred NIS 2,000 to ISIS via a second party.
In September, the two terrorists discussed where they could carry out a terror attack in order to murder as many IDF soldiers or civilian Jews as possible.
The two terrorists discussed getting hold of an automatic weapon and carry out a massacre at Safra Square in Jerusalem. Another possible target was the Independence Day event at the Sultan’s Pool.
In the event that the two failed to acquire guns, they chose to carry out a stabbing attack as a backup plan.
“On the night of October 28, 2019, dozens of Border Police officers raided two houses simultaneously in the village of Jebel Mukaber. This was a planned operation, we had information about the location of the accused and as soon as conditions allowed, we detained them,” an undercover Border Police officer who oversaw the operation said.
“Israel police and border police counter-terrorism units will continue operations in order to prevent any terrorist attacks in Israel,” the police said in a statement.