2 arrested for Hamas plot to fire rockets on stadium

January 2, 2011 13:44

Police on Sunday arrested two Hamas activists from e. Jerusalem suspected of planning to launch a missile at Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem during a Premeir League soccer match, according to an investigation conducted by the Israeli Security Agency (Shin Bet).

According to the investigation, the two suspects, Musa Hamada and Basem Omri, planned a terrorist attack in Jerusalem following Operation Cast Lead in Gaza. The Shin Bet said they looked into the possibility of firing a missile at Teddy Stadium during a soccer game.

The Jerusalem District Court has indicted Hamada and Omri on charges of membership in a terrorist organization, illegal possession of weapons and conspiracy to commit a crime.

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