Palestinian members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) take part in a military show in Gaza .
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The cousin of an east Jerusalem minor who was brutally burned to death in 2014 was indicted on Monday for involvement in a cell plotting a terrorist attack on Jews driving on a road near Nablus.
Both the 22-year-old, indicted in the Jerusalem District Court along with two others, and his 16-year-old cousin, who was murdered by Jewish terrorist Yosef Haim Ben-David in July 2014, are named Muhammad Abu Khdeir.
According to the indictment, as part of their membership in the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, the three east Jerusalem men had been planning a shooting attack on Jews from March until their arrest in July.
They had made numerous attempts to pay thousands of shekels to acquire a range of weapons, including an M-16, carried out training exercises in shooting a Carl Gustav-type submachine gun, met with PFLP coordinators to pick an attack location and considered planting a car bomb to attack a police car.
Some of the three defendants, including Abbas Salhi and Amru Maatuk, also engaged in rock throwing and public disorder against security forces.
Collectively, they are charged with a terrorist conspiracy to commit murder, membership in a terrorist organization, various weapons-related crimes and attempts to attack policemen.