A pair of 17-year-old Palestinians were arrested just hours after a terror shooting attack last month. The two minors had fired at vehicles on two occasions over a period of several months, as well as other attacks, according to an Israeli Security Agency (ISA) press release. No injuries resulted from any of the acts of terror.
Along with the two teens, a pair of improvised “Carlo” submachine guns were seized. The foregoing again shows the involvement of minors in severe terrorist actions as well as the tangible security danger posed by the accessibility of improvised weapons,” the ISA press statement noted. “The ISA, along with the IDF and Israel Police, views these acts of terrorism with utmost gravity and will act to prevent and thwart terrorist activity and attacks.”
Shell casings found at the scene matched the guns in ballistics tests. The arrests were part of an “extensive operation” by the ISA, IDF, and Israel Police to “solve shooting attacks that had been committed along main roads.”
Meanwhile, guns aren’t the only threats to vehicles the Biblical heartland of Judea and Samaria (West Bank). A separate ISA press release reported that a terrorist from Fatah—the political faction of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas—had been arrested as a suspect in terror attacks that included multiple rock throwing incidents.
Per the ISA investigation, the terrorist was throwing stones from vehicles going in one direction at Israeli vehicles going the opposite way. The ISA press release noted that “several of these attacks resulted in damage to the Israeli vehicles.”
A stone was found in the terrorist’s vehicle as part of the arrest. Said the ISA, “Stone-throwing at people and/or vehicles, especially from passing cars, constitutes a tangible risk to life and is an act of terrorism.”
In recent years, multiple Israelis have died as a result of stone-throwing attacks.
(By Joshua Spurlock, www.themideastupdate.com, February 19, 2017)