Israel Police say four settlers planned to kill Palestinians in Jerusalem arrested
Jerusalem district police and the Shin Bet security service detained four settlers on suspicion of planning mass terror attacks against Palestinian residents of A-Tur and in East Jerusalem. Two of those held were arrested some two weeks ago as they were apparently planting a bomb near a hospital in East Jerusalem.
Officers from a nearby police station, who were patrolling A-Tur when the spotted a suspicious vehicle with two passengers, both residents of the Bat Ein settlement. The officers followed the suspect vehicle and called for reinforcements. When they approached the Palestinian Al-Mukasad hospital, the suspects unhooked a trailer from the rear of the vehicle, and placed it at the side of the road, next to the hospital and a nearby all-girl high school, Haaretz reported.
The officers approached the two suspects and asked then to explain their actions, but the two refused to answer. The officers took the two suspects into custody. A search of the vehicle discovered unlicensed weapons. An army sapper was called to the scene and found a powerful explosive device, with a time-delayed detonator, inside the trailer. The device was programmed to explode the following morning. Bomb squad officers neutralized the device.
Following an extensive interrogation of the two settlers, two additional settlers were arrested. All four suspects are currently under arrest, the newspaper added. (Albawaba.com)