4 ar­rested in cap­i­tal after prais­ing ter­ror­ist

Jerusalem Post - - NEWS - • By UDI SHAHAM

Border Po­lice ar­rested four east Jerusalem res­i­dents on Tues­day who were spray paint­ing and hang­ing posters prais­ing Mis­bah Abu Sabih, the ter­ror­ist from the Am­mu­ni­tion Hill at­tack in Oc­to­ber 2016, who killed Le­vana Mal­ihi and St.-Sgt.-Maj. Yosef Kirma and wounded six oth­ers.

Two of those ar­rested were caught in the east Jerusalem neigh­bor­hood of Wadi Joz dur­ing the act of spray paint­ing. After the ar­rest, po­lice found more posters with Abu Sabih’s pic­ture among their be­long­ings.

The other two, who were also in­volved in the act ac­cord­ing to the po­lice, were caught sev­eral hours later and taken in for ques­tion­ing to the Po­lice Cen­tral Unit.

Po­lice asked the court to ex­tend the sus­pects’ re­mand for seven days.

After ex­am­in­ing the ev­i­dence, Po­lice Cen­tral Unit in­ves­ti­ga­tors asked the state pros­e­cu­tor to ques­tion the sus­pects about il­le­gal union­iz­ing and iden­ti­fy­ing with a ter­ror­ist act.

Po­lice said in a state­ment that they will pre­vent ev­ery ac­tiv­ity that glo­ri­fies a ter­ror­ist at­tack “con­ducted by de­spi­ca­ble ter­ror­ists who have taken the lives of in­no­cent cit­i­zens and law en­force­ment per­son­nel.”

The state­ment added that such mea­sures are part of a con­tin­u­ous ef­fort by law en­force­ment author­i­ties to pre­vent res­i­dents from en­cour­ag­ing or tak­ing part in ter­ror­ist ac­tiv­i­ties.

Last month, fol­low­ing a po­lice in­ves­ti­ga­tion, Rami Fa­houri, a 26-year-old east Jerusalem res­i­dent, was in­dicted by the Jerusalem District pros­e­cu­tion for be­ing a mem­ber of the Shabab al-Aksa ter­ror­ist group.

The or­ga­ni­za­tion was out­lawed in Au­gust 2011, and in Novem­ber 2016, it was de­clared by De­fense Min­is­ter Avig­dor Liber­man to be a ter­ror­ist or­ga­ni­za­tion.

Fa­houri is sus­pected of be­ing a mem­ber of the or­ga­ni­za­tion’s What­sApp group, in which he and his friends were up­dat­ing mem­bers on Jews en­ter­ing the Tem­ple Mount com­pound.

(Is­rael Po­lice)

MIS­BAH ABU SABIH, who killed two and wounded six oth­ers at Am­mu­ni­tion Hill last year, ap­pears in a poster found in the cap­i­tal’s Wadi Joz neigh­bor­hood yes­ter­day.

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