Preemptive arrests nabs 5 Palestinians en route for terrorist-attack near Jerusalem

Israel averts deadly terror attack near Jerusalem Thursday with a joint operation involving the Shin Bet, Israel Police, and the  Border Guard’s special Yamam unit capturing the five Arab terrorist cell.

By David Rosenberg


Israeli authorities captured five terrorists on their way to commit a terror attack east of Jerusalem Thursday afternoon.

The five terrorists, all residents of the Hevron region in Judea, were arrested in al-Eizariya, a Palestinian Authority-controlled city just east of Jerusalem.

Shin Bet & Israel Police – Israel Police

The arrest was carried out by members of the Yamam special police force unit (top photo) of the Border Police in a joint operation with Israel Police. Shortly before the arrest, the Shin Bet internal security agency reportedly received concrete information regarding an attack planned by the terror cell.

According to security officials, the terror cell was a “ticking time-bomb”, Channel 10 reported, and the arrest of the five likely averted an imminent attack.


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