Four Arabs indicted for planning terror attack on Jerusalem wedding

( Four Arabs were recently indicted by a Jerusalem District Court for allegedly planning to carry out a large-scale terror attack on a wedding hall in Jerusalem.

A traditional Jewish wedding in Jerusalem. Four Arabs were indicted in a Jerusalem District Court for planning a terror attack on a Jerusalem wedding hall. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

According to the indictment, which was made public on Wednesday, the four Arabs from the eastern Jerusalem neighborhood of Jabel Mukaber planned to dress as haredi Jews and enter Jerusalem’s Nof wedding hall in the Bayit Vagan neighborhood with their weapons concealed, and then to open fire.

The suspects had met with a Palestinian arms dealer in the West Bank, who promised to sell them Uzi submachine guns, and another man to help them raise money for the guns, the Times of Israel reported.

The indictment also said that three of the suspects performed surveillance on the wedding hall to plan the attack. One of the suspects, Anas Ouisat, had previously worked there and targeted the hall because of the large number of casualties the venue could provide. 

Posted on February 5, 2014 .