Shin Bet thwarts plot to firebomb motorists

October 29, 2015 01:19

Six residents of Tira in the Arab Triangle, east of Kfar Saba, conspired to make firebombs and target Israeli motorists on Route 6, the Shin Bet said on Wednesday.

The suspects’ arrest was reported when they were indicted in the Lod District Court on charges of conspiracy, weapon making, and for throwing the firebombs. Before Wednesday, the case was under a gag order.

The suspects were named as Fares Zahran Hassan Sultan, 21; Yinal Husam Hasin Samara, 20; Muad Muhammad Hasan Sultan, 19; Karam Mamduh Husani Sultan, 18; Muhammad Khaled Muhammad Fadila, 22; Abed al-Kareem Zahar Husan Sultan, 18, all from Tira.

The Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) said that the suspects stated under questioning that “the recent wave of terrorist attacks across Israel and incitement over the Temple Mount” inspired their decision to carry out the attacks.

The attempted firebomb attacks took place on the nights of October 5 and 7, on stretch of Route 6 near Tira. In neither case did the firebombs hurt anyone or damage property, the Shin Bet said.

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