Jerusalem Arabs Aiding Terrorists

(Jerusalem Post) Etgar Lefkovits - The majority of Palestinian suicide bombings in the capital over the last three years were carried out with the assistance of Jerusalem Arabs, security officials said this week. An increasing number of the city's 230,000 Arabs are being enlisted by terrorist organizations in the West Bank as accomplices. Exploiting the freedom of movement afforded them by their Israeli ID cards, Jerusalem Arabs are ideal for scouting targets, getting bombers into Jerusalem, and driving them to the site of the attack. At least 70 Jerusalem Arabs have been indicted for such crimes over the last three years, with the Shin Bet attributing the direct aid of Jerusalem Arabs to at least 12 major suicide bombings. This Wednesday, police announced that three Jerusalem Arabs with suspected Hamas ties were arrested for assisting the bomber who blew up a No. 2 bus in August, killing 23 people.

2003-10-10 00:00:00

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