(JNS.org) Two men of Palestinian descent went on trial Wednesday for allegedly planning an attack on Israel’s embassy in Berlin, Germany.
The two 21-year-old Berlin-born men—identified as Mohamed El-N and Ali El-I—were supporters of the Islamic State terror group. They were indicted for targeting the Israeli embassy and a synagogue between December 2014 and July 2015. One of the defendants said in court that he “wanted to experience something incredible,” according to the Berliner Morgenost daily newspaper.
The men were arrested last summer for possession of illegal fireworks, starter pistol cartridges, and knives, but explosives were not found, according to a criminal court spokesman. A chemical expert did find the remains of materials used in pyrotechnics on their clothes.