Israel indicts 5 Palestinians for planning Temple Mount attacks

June 4, 2017 18:21
1 minute read.


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


Israeli security forces arrested over the past month several Palestinian members of an outlawed Islamist group on suspicion of involvement in attempts to carry out attacks against troops and visitors at the Temple Mount, the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) announced Sunday.

The Jerusalem District Prosecutor's Office filled indictments against five of the 'al-Shabab al-Aqsa' operatives on charges of violating Israel's anti-terrorism law. An request for an extension of the remand until the end of legal proceedings was also filed while some charges and further details of the case remain under gag order. Israel has declared the al-Shabab al-Aqsa a terrorist organization. According to the Shin Bet, the series of arrests in east Jerusalem were conducted in light of intensive intelligence and operational activity by the Shin Bet and police.

The arrests were "aimed at ensuring free access to the Temple Mount, preserving the status quo at the compound, and preventing terrorists from undermining the security situation at the complex," the Shin Bet stated.

Among those arrested in the operation was Mahmoud Abd al-Wahhab Said Abd al Lattif, a resident of the Old City and senior activist in the organization, who was suspected of recruiting activists to the group

The al-Shaba al-Aqsa activists were said to identify with the Hamas movement and operated with the intend of deterring visitors from the Temple Mount by means that have in the past included violent riots. 

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Breaking news
June 27, 2019
Police officer killed in bombing in Tunis capital - Interior Ministry


Cookie Settings