Military prosecutors have charged a resident of the West Bank city of Qalqilya with conspiring to murder two right-wing Israeli activists, the IDF said Friday.
According to the statement released by the military, Amid Ayoub Fawzi Zamari contacted a Gaza resident in July and sent him identifying details about Daniella Weiss and Moshe Zar in order for him to carry out a terror attack against the two.
Zamari is alleged to have watched and photographed Zar’s home, and the entrance to the settlement in which Weiss lives.
Zamari is also accused of carrying out reconnaissance activities at a Jewish religious site in the West Bank, with the aim of planting an explosive charge, but was unable to carry out his plans due to his detention by security forces.
Military prosecutors have requested that Zamari be detained until the end of proceedings.
Weiss praised the security forces who discovered the plot.
“It does not frighten me, but it is new to me,” she said in a statement. “I am encouraged by the state and by the security forces who investigated this incident and discovered the concrete threats. When I heard about it, I thought more about how professionally the state was working, rather than about myself.”
Weiss is a right-wing activist and former mayor of the settlement of Kedumim. A public supporter of the notorious hilltop youth who live in West Bank outposts, Weiss has in the past been arrested on a number of occasions for assaulting police officers.
In 2015, Weiss said President Reuven Rivlin should not heed death threats against him, since he is “not nearly important enough” to merit a political assassination.
Zar is a settler leader in the northern West Bank. A former member of The Jewish Underground, Zar is involved in the purchase of land for the establishment of new settlements.