Terrorists planned to kill Jewish visitors to Joseph’s Tomb


Israeli forces foiled an attack on Jewish worshipers at a holy site in the West Bank, it has been revealed.

After a gag order was lifted on Tuesday, the Shin Bet security service said that four Palestinians had been arrested on suspicion of planning an attack on Jewish visitors to Joseph’s Tomb.

According to the Shin Bet, the group was armed and directed by the Gaza-based Islamic Jihad group and were planning to bomb and shoot Jews at the site.

Located under the jurisdiction of the Palestinian Authority, Jewish and Israeli visitors are only permitted access to the tomb once a month, in coordinated visits under heavy IDF guard.

It is believed that the group were planning to attack Jewish visitors who sneak in to pray at the site outside the official monthly visits.

The four have been identified as Nassim Damiri, 30, who was jailed a number of times in the past and identifies with Fatah and Mahmed Damiri, 23, a Palestinian Authority police officer; Yasser Tzarawi, 25, a Hamas member who was also jailed in the past and Adwan Nazel, 24, an Islamic Jihad member.

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