East Jerusalem man arrested for making, selling explosives to terrorists

Police: Suspect is owner of mechanics garage in the Shuafat Refugee Camp and he made bombs in his shop.

November 20, 2015 08:26
Explosive allegedly made and sold by east Jerusalem man

Explosive allegedly made and sold by east Jerusalem man. (photo credit: COURTESY ISRAEL POLICE)

Police announced on Friday morning that it arrested an Arab-Israeli for creating explosive devices and selling them to terrorists for use in the Hebron area. 

The suspect, a resident of the capital's Shuafat Refugee Camp, was arrested on Monday near Ma'aleh Adumim.

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Last month, police arrested two Palestinians in the Ma'aleh Adumim area who hid one of the devices in their car that was allegedly made by the Jerusalem man. Another five Palestinians were arrested at the beginning of the month in the same area when another device made by the man was found hidden in the taxi they were riding in. 

The devices were probably meant for use against Israeli security forces operating in Hebron or surrounding areas, police said. 

The suspect is the owner of a mechanics garage in the camp where he made the bombs in his shop, police said.

The suspect, whose remand was extended until Sunday, was arrested for ties to a criminal organization, and manufacturing and selling weapons.

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