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Shin Bet busts East Jerusalem terror cell

The Shin Bet general security service announces it has arrested eight East Jerusalem residents who formed a terror cell that carried out several firebombings and other attacks in the capital.

Most of the suspects came from the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan, and all are residents of Israel. The group occasionally called itself the “Ghosts of Silwan,” the Shin Bet says in a statement.

The suspects allegedly planned to shoot at Israeli targets in Silwan, including vehicles belonging to Israeli residents and Jewish homes in the neighborhood. The cell had plans to obtain the weapons needed to carry out the attacks, the statement adds.

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