Security forces arrested a Palestinian terror cell responsible for a recent string of firebomb attacks against Jews in the capital.
Israel’s security forces arrested a group of Arab terrorists on suspicion of committing a series of firebomb attacks in Jerusalem in recent months, including one earlier in August that left an Israeli woman, 27, with moderate burns and a man with light wounds. A third man was lightly injured after attempting to extinguish the flames. He sustained burns and inhaled smoke.
Security forces nabbed the group of nine Arabs from Jerusalem and Judea and Samaria two weeks ago for participating in three separate attacks in the capital involving the throwing of Molotov cocktails, which hit Jewish motorists and a building, Israel’s police announced Sunday.
The terrorists were indicted on Sunday at the Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court.
“The cell’s activities and its results demonstrate the high level of threat” posed by the terrorists, the Shabak (Israel’s Security Agency) stated.
Jerusalem District Police Commander Moshe Edri commended the forces for their cooperation and professionalism. “We are talking about severe and life-endangering incidents,” he said, vowing to carry on with the battle against the terrorists and to safeguard the lives of Israel’s residents.
By: Max Gelber, United with Israel
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