Bedouin brothers arrested for planning attacks on Israel


JERUSALEM (JTA) — Two Bedouin brothers were arrested for planning terror attacks inside Israel.

The brothers were arrested earlier this month, the Shin Bet secret service said Sunday.

Among their plans were a suicide bombing attack at the Beersheva central bus station, an attack on a passenger train and firing rockets at Israeli targets, according to reports.

Two Jewish Israelis, one reportedly an Israeli soldier, also were arrested for allegedly providing the Bedouin suspects with weapons that allegedly were stolen from the Israeli army. The Jewish Israelis reportedly received drugs in return for their cooperation.

Police found instructions on rocket building on the older brother’s computer, as well as the components necessary to build the rockets in his apartment.

They were indicted on Jan. 18 at the Beersheva District Court.

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