Israel foiled ISIS-inspired terror attack on Temple Mount

Israel thwarted an attack by three Arab Israeli citizens on the Temple Mount in early September.

Reports were cleared for publications on Thursday, Israel’s international security agency, the Shin Bet, confirming and giving details of the attempted attack and terrorists.

According to the Shin Bet, three Arab Israelis from the town of Umm al-Fahm planned a shooting attack within the Temple Mount. The three were arrested and the attack thwarted when intelligence was provided that the three had been in contact with the Islamic State movement and planned to carry out the attack on behalf of ISIS.

The terror plot was inspired by the July 14th shooting at the Lion’s Gate entrance to the Old City in which two Israeli policemen were shot and killed. The three terrorists reportedly began planning the attack in July and were inspired by ISIS ideology.

The Shin Bet confirmed the events, releasing the statement “The investigation indicated that shortly after the murderous Temple Mount attack in July 2017, three residents of Umm al-Fahm began planning a similar attack at the site… the Shin Bet was able to arrest the members of this cell before they could carry out this serious attack.”

This article originally appeared on Behold Israel, September 28, 2017, and reposted with permission.