The Shin Bet and police brought charges on Monday against a three-person terror cell affiliated with Hamas that was operating in the East Jerusalem refugee camp of Shuafat and the Arab neighborhood of Ras Hamis in northern Jerusalem.
The three men were indicted for throwing stones, Molotov cocktails and shooting fireworks at Israeli civilians and security forces. One such attack took place at a border patrol outpost in September.
According to the indictment filed in the Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court, the three are charged with several crimes, including weapons production, aggravated assault, attempted assault of a police officer, incitement and arson.
In related news, on Monday three Arab youths were arrested in Jerusalem and charged with attacking a Jewish man in the Old City of Jerusalem last Wednesday.
The prosecution accused the three youths of a racially motivated attack, and requested they be kept under house arrest until the end of the proceedings. A conviction for a racially motivated attack carries double the penalty of one that was not racially motivated. If convicted, the three could be imprisoned for up to 10 years.
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