Four Beduin were arrested in recent weeks by police and the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) on suspicion of plotting and attempting to carry out attacks against Israelis on southern highways and roads. The suspects were motivated by a desire to carry out terrorist attacks, police said over the weekend.
The suspects, two adults aged 22 and 24, and two minors aged 16 and 17, are suspected of carrying out at least one attack on Route 40 in the South on April 16, in which they allegedly threw a firebomb at passing traffic. No one was injured in that incident.
"They are suspected of being members of a terrorist organization, and endangering lives on the roads," police said in a statement on Friday.
The details emerged after a blanket media ban on the investigation was
partially lifted by a court on Friday.