One of the terrorists from Umm al-Fahm [Photo Source: 0404 News]
The Israel Security Agency (also known as Shin Bet or Shabak for short) and the Israeli Police arrested 3 Arab Israelis, supporters of ISIS, who planned a shooting attack on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. The terrorists were also considering attacking synagogues and churches – some of which were to take place on Christmas – but were arrested before purchasing weapons.
According to the recently released report, the terrorists who were apprehended between January and February were all Arab-Israeli residents of the Arab city of Umm al-Fahm. The terrorists named in the report include Muhammad Mas’ud Muhammad Jabarin, 20, Imad Lutfi Muhammad Jabarin, 20, and one minor whose name was not immediately made public.
The investigation into the intention of the terrorists who planned the attack revealed that two of them supported the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist organization and that the attack was supposed to have been carried out as an expression of their support for ISIS. Yesterday, indictments were filed against members of the cell. The Shin Bet considers Israelis who support the terrorist organization ISIS a serious threat, especially those who maintain contacts with the organization’s activists and operate under the auspices of the organization in Israel.
A spokesperson for the Shin Bet said, “The ISA will continue to monitor suspects and take the necessary enforcement measures to thwart both the spread of Islamic State ideology in Israel and the carrying out of any actions whatsoever that harm the security of the state.”