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Israel Busts ISIS Sympathizers Planning Temple Mount Shooting

Israel's Shin Bet uncovered a plan for yet another terrorist shooting attack on the Temple Mount, where two police officers were shot and killed in another such attack earlier this summer. Ynet News' Yoav Zitun reports that the terrorists were plotting the attack in the name of the Islamic State (ISIS):

Two Arab Israeli supporters of ISIS were arrested earlier this month for planning to carry out a terror attack at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, while another ISIS supporter was arrested for possession of illegal weapons, it was cleared for publication Thursday.

According to the Shin Bet investigation, Sa'id Gasub Mahmoud Jabarin, 26 from Umm al-Fahm and a 16-year-old co-conspirator planned to carry out a shooting attack at the compound similar to that which had been perpetrated on July 14 which claimed the lives of two Israeli Border Police officers...

“The picture that we received during the investigation shows us that a comparatively short time after the murderous attack in July 2017 on Temple Mount, two Umm al-Fahm residents planned a similar attack at the Temple Mount compound,” said the Shin Bet in an official statement.

“The attack was prevented thanks to accurate intelligence information of the Shin Bet that enabled the arrests of members of a cell before they managed to execute the serious attack,” the statement added...

Tags: ISIS , Israel , Terrorism

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