Shin Bet: Security tensions could undermine fabric of life in Jaffa
The Shin Bet domestic intelligence agency together with the Israel Police announced the arrest of a Jaffa man on Sunday on suspicion of a firebombing attack on police earlier this month.
According to the investigation, 18-year-old Arab Israeli Jaffa resident Mahmoud Galush confessed to taking part in a Molotov cocktail attack on police on October 8, together with two minors.
Both minors are also under arrest.
The suspects allegedly assembled Molotov cocktails, and hurled them at a police patrol car that was parked on Yeffet Street in Yaffo, as police officers stood nearby. There were no injuries in the attack.
The investigation found that the attackers acted "out of an identification with the Palestinian struggle surrounding al-Aksa Mosque," the Shin Bet said. "The incident joins a long list of terrorism incidents that occurred in the shadow of general security tensions. This tension can harm the fabric of life that exists between Jews and Arabs in the cities," the agency warned.
Tel Aviv District prosecutors are set to charge the three suspects in the coming days.