Two Prominent Palestinians Arrested for Attempted Terror Attacks

(Jerusalem Post) Yonah Jeremy Bob and Anna Ahronheim - Former Fatah Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade commander Zakariya Zubeidi and east Jerusalem lawyer Tareq Barghut have been indicted in a West Bank military court for firing at Jews near Ramallah. Zubeidi had been given amnesty for his role as one of the leaders of the Second Intifada. Barghut is a well-known lawyer. The Israel Security Agency announced on Monday that intelligence "pointed to the involvement of Zakariya Zubeidi and Tareq Barghut in a series of attacks in the Beit El area." The two carried out two shooting attacks - on Nov. 7 and on Jan. 5 - toward buses after first carrying out reconnaissance of the area. The two were arrested on Feb. 27. They carried out another shooting attack on Dec. 27 when they opened fire on a bus going to Psagot. Barghut admitted that he carried out another shooting attack on Nov. 19, 2016, at a police car at the Zeitim crossing near Jerusalem. "This is a serious incident involving a senior official in the Palestinian Prisoners' Ministry and an Israeli lawyer working in the Palestinian Prisoners' Office who carried out severe terrorist attacks using a Palestinian Authority vehicle used by Zakariya as part of his job in the prisoner's office," a senior ISA official said.

2019-05-20 00:00:00

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