Undercover Special Forces Unit Captures ISIS Terrorists Planning Attack in Jerusalem on Israel’s Independence Day


A Special Forces undercover unit led the operation to arrest two Islamic State (ISIS) operatives who planned to carry out a terrorist attack in Jerusalem on Israel’s Independence Day, the police revealed Wednesday.

Following the publication of an indictment by the Jerusalem District Attorney’s Office against Ahmad Ja’abis, 21, and Basel Abidat, 19, for their alleged membership in a terrorist organization and prohibited action with terror-related property, the police disclosed that the Border Police’s undercover unit conducted the arrests in Jerusalem.

On the night of Oct. 28, dozens of troops simultaneously raided two houses in the Jabel Mukaber neighborhood.

“The moment the conditions ripened, we dispatched forces to arrest them in two houses in the village,” said an officer who oversaw the operation.

The indictment published by the Jerusalem district attorney charges that the defendants acted together and separately to join ISIS and support it in various ways.

In September 2019, the defendants discussed the possibility of committing a terrorist attack at various locations in Jerusalem or at a military base in the Jordan Valley area, with the aim of killing as many Jews as possible in ISIS’ name.

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SOURCE: Charisma News