3 Palestinians arrested in plan to carry out Passover attack


JERUSALEM (JTA) — Three West Bank Palestinians, including two teenagers, were arrested for allegedly planning to carry out a Passover terror attack on Israelis.

The three suspects from the Nablus area in the West Bank were arrested by the Shin Bet security service at an apartment in eastern Jerusalem on Monday night, Ynet reported. None of the suspects — ages 15, 16 and 23 — had a known association with a terror organization.

During questioning by the Shin Bet, they reportedly admitted to the plan, according to Ynet, which cited unnamed Israeli security officials.

The three allegedly planned the attack for a crowded area with a bomb and a gun. During Passover week, many Israelis have off from work and children are out of school.

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