Palestinian from Gaza arrested for committing arson attacks in Ramle

Man's interrogations revealed that between September 30 and October 4 he carried out arson attacks and that he was planning to use weapons against Israelis. 

 PALESTINIAN PROTESTERS clash with IDF forces during at the Israel-Gaza border east of Khan Yunis last week.  (photo credit: ABED RAHIM KHATIB/FLASH90)
PALESTINIAN PROTESTERS clash with IDF forces during at the Israel-Gaza border east of Khan Yunis last week.
(photo credit: ABED RAHIM KHATIB/FLASH90)

Police on Monday arrested a 29-year-old Palestinian from Khan Yunis in the Gaza Strip, for remaining in Israel illegally and for carrying out an arson attack in Ramle. 

Saleiman Kasab was also reportedly involved in planning abductions, terrorist attacks and shootings.

Kasab entered Israel in January 2020 with authorization to accompany his mother, who was being treated in Israel for a serious illness. After her treatment was completed, Kasab took advantage of his permit and remained in Israel as an illegal resident.

Under questioning, Kasab said that between September 30 and October 4 this year, he carried out arson attacks in Ramle. 

It was also found that Kasab had worked with Hamas's al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades to promote serious terrorist attacks against Israel and that he was supposed to receive weapons to carry out these attacks.

 Saleiman Kasab (credit: Shin Bet Communications) Saleiman Kasab (credit: Shin Bet Communications)

An indictment was filed against Kasab by the Central District Attorney's office.