Photo: Reuters
Gang intended to harm Jews. (Illustration)
Photo: Reuters

East Jerusalem cell arrested for throwing Molotov cocktails

Security forces detain eight members of Popular Front for hurling Molotov cocktails at cars in Jerusalem area; suspects confess during questioning, four have been indicted

Security forces arrested eight residents of the village of Issawiya, located north of Jerusalem, on the suspicion that they had been throwing Molotov cocktails at Israeli vehicles traveling through roads in and around the capital, according to a report cleared for publication on Thursday.


The youths were detained several weeks ago, and have confessed their actions had been intended to harm Jewish citizens. Two of those arrested were adults and six were minors.


The arrest was a collaborative effort by Shin Bet, Jerusalem Police, and Border Guard forces. The arrest followed an undercover investigation and intelligence operations carried out by the Shin Bet.


During their questioning, the suspects admitted to being part of a local cell belonging to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).


Questioning also revealed that the suspects had operated overnight, while wearing masks in order to disguise their identity. No injuries or damage were reported in any of the cases.


Since the arrest four of the group members have been indicted, and the other four are expected to be indicted over the next few days. Police said they would continue to investigate the group accordingly.


פרסום ראשון: 07.10.08, 18:59
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