Palestinian terror suspects held overnight by Israel Police


As Passover holiday attracts masses of tourists to Jerusalem, Israel police reinforces Holy sites, and possibly thwarted catastrophe with Israel security services detaining 3 Palestinians after they said they intended to carry out an attack on Israelis.

By Yoav Zitun


Counterterrorism forces and the Shin Bet arrested three Palestinians in Jabel Mukaber in East Jerusalem Monday night. The three suspects, from Nablus, were taken in for questioning for having expressed their intention to carry out a terror attack on Israelis.

Temple Mount area – Photo AFP

None of the suspects had a background posing a security risk or any association with a terror organization. During the search in the apartment in Jabel Mukaber, no weapons were found.

Passover Worshippers gather at Western Wall – Photo: AFP

The past few days have seen a significant reinforcement of police deployments, particularly in Jerusalem amid fears that Palestinian terrorists could seek to renew the wave of terror over the Jewish holiday of Passover.

Photo – EPA

Large forces have been stationed in popular areas with the police presence being particularly beefed up in the Temple Mount and its vicinity. Jerusalem police units will also be augmented with hundreds of police volunteers.
Despite the security situation in Jerusalem, the Western Wall Tunnel in the Old city continues to be filled with tourists, the vast majority of whom hail from foreign countries.

Jews celebrating Passover at the Kotel (Western Wall) – Photo: Reuters



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