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Palestinian to be charged over alleged plan to attack Jerusalem light rail with fireworks

An illustrative photo of the Jerusalem light rail passing through Shuafat. (Kobi Gideon/Flash90)
An illustrative photo of the Jerusalem light rail passing through Shuafat. (Kobi Gideon/Flash90)

Police, in a joint operation with the Shin Bet, announce the arrest of a Palestinian suspected of planning to attack Jerusalem’s light rail with fireworks.

According to police, the suspect — a 25-year-old resident of Shuafat in East Jerusalem — also snuck fireworks onto the Temple Mount and was involved last year in producing explosives and hurling a pipe bomb at officers.

He was arrested last month, but details of the case were under gag order. He is due to be indicted later today.

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