- Jerusalem district police and the Shin Bet security service
detained four Jews on suspicion of planning mass terror attacks against
Palestinian residents of A-Tur and in East Jerusalem. Two of those detained
were arrested some two weeks ago as they were apparently planting a bomb
near a hospital in East Jerusalem.
- Officers from the Shalem police station, who were patrolling
the A-Tur neighborhood of Jerusalem when the spotted a suspicious vehicle
with two passengers - Shlomo Davir and Yarden Morag, both residents of
the Bat Ein settlement. The officers followed the suspect vehicle and called
for reinforcements. When they approached the Al-Mukasad hospital, the suspects
unhooked a trailer from the rear of the vehicle, and placed it at the side
of the road, next to the hospital and a nearby all-girl high school.
- The officers approached the two suspects and asked then
to explain their actions, but the two refused to answer. The officers took
the two suspects into custody. A search of the vehicle discovered unlicensed
weapons. An army sapper was called to the scene and found a powerful explosive
device, with a time-delayed detonator, inside the trailer. The device was
programmed to explode the following morning. Bomb squad officers neutralized
- Following the interrogation of Davir and Morag, two additional
suspects were arrested - Ofer Gamliel, 42, also from bat Ein, and Yossi
Ben-Baruch from the Havat Ma'on settlement. All four suspects are currently
- Assassination threat
- An extreme right-wing organization, going by the name
of 'Gilad Shalhevet,' threatened Friday to assassinate singer Yaffa Yarkoni,
if she performs at Saturday's peace rally at Tel Aviv's Rabin Square. The
threat was made in a telephone call to the Peace Coalition, which is organizing
Saturday's rally. A Peace Coalition activist reported the incident to police,
who have begun investigating.
- 'Gilad Shalhevet' has claimed responsibility for a series
of anti-Arab terror attacks last year, including the shooting attack in
which a Palestinian truck driver was killed near Mishor Adumin.
- Yarkoni was interviewed last week on Army Radio, where
she was highly critical of the actions of some soldiers during Operation
Defensive Shield. Her words created a public outcry, with many people calling
for a boycott of the veteran signer.
- In response to the threat, the Peace Coalition called
on "the moderate Israeli public not to give in to the extreme right."