Prosecutors: East Jerusalem man charged with planning terrorist attack
Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.
A 21-year-old Palestinian from East Jerusalem has been charged with allegedly planning to carry out a bombing or shooting attack in Israel, prosecutors say.
According to an indictment filed at the Jerusalem District Court, the man was in contact with two people over the Telegram messaging service and TikTok video-sharing site, with whom he allegedly planned the attacks.
The suspect is not named due to a gag order issued by the court.
The two people he was in contact with are unidentified and unknown to the prosecution. However, one told the suspect that he was a Palestinian formerly jailed in Israel who was deported to Gaza.
The indictment charges the suspect with terror offenses, conspiracy to purchase illegal weaponry and contact with a foreign agent.