5 Palestinians planned to kill Jewish worshipers at Temple Mount

5 Arab residents of Jerusalem were arrested over plots to attack Jews praying at the Temple Mount, open fire on police, and kidnap & murder an Israeli hitchhiker.

By Ryan Jones


A Jerusalem court on Thursday heard charges against five Arab residents of the holy city who were accused of planning to attack Jewish worshipers at the Temple Mount and Western Wall.

Palestinian gang planned to kill Jewish worshipers at Temple Mount

Palestinian gang planned to kill Jewish worshipers at Temple Mount – Israel Today


The five men, all aged between 20 and 25, had contacted terrorist organizations in Judea, Samaria and Gaza in order to buy weapons and explosives and obtain arms training.


The gang also planned to kidnap a Jewish settler and murder the victim with his or her own weapon, according to the charges. In fact, the five did pick up a Jewish hitchhiker north of Jerusalem recently, but released him after learning the man was unarmed.


Israeli news footage and pictures in local newspapers showed the five would-be terrorists smiling, laughing and joking with one another as they were led into court.

As holders of Israeli identification, the five also face charges of assisting an enemy in a time of war for their attempted cooperation with terror groups operating out of Palestinian Authority-controlled territories.


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  1. Reuven says:

    Of course they are smiling. They know they’ll be freed in some future, lopsided Schalit trade. Besides, Israeli jails for terrorists are like country clubs: plenty of halal food, internet access, air conditioning, color televisions, financial rewards, and even conjugal visits!

  2. Reuven says:

    And, I almost forgot to mention the free university courses and degrees! Mass murderer, Marwan Barghouti, got his free doctorate, while serving time in an Israeli jail…not to forget his frequent press conferences to anti-Israel reporters, that he is permitted to have.

  3. Tom Milligan says:

    Sometimes Israel itself exasperates me when it shows such leniency towards those whose sole purpose is to destroy it. Would Israeli prisoners in Gaza be so jovial?

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