Palestinian man indicted over planned terror attack in central Israel

A Palestinian man was indicted yesterday for illegally carrying a loaded gun and planning to carry out a shooting attack with it in the central Israeli town of Rosh Ha’ayin in late September, police say.

A gag order was placed on the case, but it was rescinded after the suspect, Moataz Musa Hussein, was charged in a military court.

According to police, officers were tipped off about Hussein’s plans to carry out an attack in Rosh Ha’ayin on September 29.

“Officers conducted searches during which they spotted the suspect. The officers approached him, subdued him and noticed that a loaded pistol, ammunition magazines and a box of bullets were hidden on him… Their effort effectively prevented the terror attack,” police say.

“Following his interrogation, the suspect admitted that he’d planned to carry out a terror attack,” police add.

The suspect, from the West Bank village of Qalqilya, was indicted yesterday in a Samaria Military Court, police say.

— Judah Ari Gross

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