An alleged Arab Israeli Jaffa crime organization planned to
detonate a bomb under the car of a Muslim sheikh last month over a
business dispute and then spray paint 'price-tag' graffiti in the area
in order to draw blame on the far right, police suspect.
A total of eight suspects have been under arrest
since last month, including four brothers from one family and two
brothers from another family. They had already assembled a powerful
bomb, and were stopped by a police raid on a home in Jaffa in April
hours before they planned on planting the device, a law enforcement
source said. They had allegedly planned to detonate the advice after
evening prayers at a Jaffa mosque. Police believe a disastrous outcome
was averted thanks to the raid.
The suspects had been hired by an individual who
cannot be named to carry out the act, Tel Aviv police's central unit
believes. The suspects have been named as Nizar Bakar, Ramzi Bakar, and
Yosef Bakar, as well as a fourth suspect who cannot be named, who worked
as a lawyer in the Justice Ministry.