A pair of East Jerusalem residents are charged today with planning to carry out a attack on behalf of Palestinian terror group Hamas. A third East Jerusalem man, Issa Bin Nazem Natsheh, was also indicted for a related charge.
Adam Muselmani and Mahmoud Abdel Latif planned to carry out a shooting in Hamas’s name at a beach in Tel Aviv following their releases from prison, the charge sheets say, citing the high number of attacks in Jerusalem and the heavy police presence in the capital.
Following their release in February 2019, Muselmani and Abdel Latif traveled to Istanbul to meet with a Hamas operative, who allegedly suggested they instead target a public figure. The indictment says the Hamas member named former Jerusalem mayor Nir Barkat, ex-police chief Roni Alsheich and Temple Mount activist and then-Likud MK Yehudah Glick.
Read more at Times of Israel.