Four arrested in east Jerusalem for glorifying terrorist in graffiti

Police said in a statement that they would prevent every activity that glorifies terrorist attacks.

By
October 10, 2017 16:34
1 minute read.
Four arrested in east Jerusalem for glorifying terrorist in graffiti

Graffiti and posters glorifying terrorist in east Jerusalem caught by police. (photo credit: COURTESY ISRAEL POLICE)

 
X

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 analyses 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

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

Border Police arrested four east Jerusalem residents on Tuesday who were spray painting and hanging posters praising Misbah Abu Sabih, the terrorist from the Ammunition Hill attack in October 2016, who killed Levana Malihi and St.-Sgt.-Maj. Yosef Kirma and wounded six others.

Two of those arrested were caught in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Wadi Joz during the act of spray painting.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.


After the arrest, police found more posters with Abu Sabih’s picture among their belongings.

The other two, who were also involved in the act according to police, were caught several hours later and taken in for questioning to the Police Central Unit.

Police asked the court to extend the suspects’ remand for seven days.

After examining the evidence, Police Central Unit investigators asked the state prosecutor to question the suspects about illegal unionizing and identifying with a terrorist act.

Police said in a statement that they will prevent every activity that glorifies a terrorist attack “conducted by despicable terrorists who have taken the lives of innocent citizens and law enforcement personnel.”



The statement added that such measures are part of a continuous effort by law enforcement authorities to prevent residents from encouraging or taking part in terrorist activities.

Last month, following a police investigation, Rami Fahouri, a 26-year-old east Jerusalem resident, was indicted by the Jerusalem District prosecution for being a member of the Shabab al-Aksa terrorist group.

The organization was outlawed in August 2011, and in November 2016, it was declared by Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman to be a terrorist organization.

Fahouri is suspected of being a member of the organization’s WhatsApp group, in which he and his friends were updating members on Jews entering the Temple Mount compound.

Related Content

Kippi Ben Kippod in front of the Western Wall
August 14, 2018
Israel's Educational TV leaves airwaves after 52 years

By AMY SPIRO