A Terror Village next to Jerusalem

(Israel Hayom) Nadav Shragai - Jabel Mukaber, an Arab neighborhood in east Jerusalem, has been home to the largest number of perpetrators of terrorist attacks and attempted terrorist attacks per capita since the Second Intifada, with residents involved in over 200 terrorist attacks, attempted attacks, and thwarted terrorist attacks. Residents Ahmad Jabis and Basel Abidat, who were arrested last month, planned to carry out terrorist attacks on Israel's Independence Day and kill "as many Jews as possible" at either Sultan's Pool or Safra Square in Jerusalem. The two sought to act in the name of the Islamic State and were in touch with ISIS. Arik Barbing, who was responsible for Judea and Samaria and the Jerusalem district for the Israel Security Agency, said: "In Jerusalem, ISIS almost doesn't exist, but the little it does is mostly in Jabel Mukaber. There are individuals there who connect to the idea of a global Islamic caliphate and global jihad, and the belief in the need to change the world and liberate it from the Crusaders and the Jews through extreme acts that feed off religion."

2019-12-24 00:00:00

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