Three Palestinians Arrested for Molotov Cocktail Attack
The Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) announced Thursday that three individuals have been arrested in connection with an October, 2015 Molotov cocktail attack that wounded a three-year-old girl north of Jerusalem.
43-year-old Khaled Badhe, a resident of the Kadura refugee camp in Ramallah, 34-year-old Lu’ie Namer of the el-Amri refugee camp, also in Ramallah, and 27-year-old Abed al-Majid Badra of Bitunia were detained in recent weeks by a joint operation of Shin Bet, Israel Police and IDF forces.
Shin Bet spokespeople said in a statement that the Molotov cocktail incident was one of a series of terror attacks committed by the suspects in the area.
Also Thursday, the Jerusalem district prosecutor indicted 20-year-old Murad Hajbi on two counts of attempted murder and possession of a weapon. The indictment, which was filed in the Jerusalem District Court, says Hajbi left his home in the Silwan neighborhood on October 19 and tried to run over two Orthodox Jews on Hebron Road. One man was wounded in the attack, and Hajbi then stabbed the second man in the face before being neutralized.
Prosecutors have asked the court to extend Hajbi’s remand until the completion of all legal proceedings against him.
In addition, a Palestinian man was arrested at the entrance to the Shuafat refugee camp when security forces found a cache of weapons in his car, including a weapons belt, combat goggles and tear gas.
The man was detained for questioning.