JPost.com Staff, THE JERUSALEM POST Dec. 17, 2006
Police, in cooperation with the Shin Bet, arrested a 17-year-old Israeli Arab on suspicion of planning to carry out a suicide attack on Nazareth Illit's "Plaza" hotel, it was released for publication on Sunday.
The youth, arrested two weeks ago, was indicted Sunday in the Nazareth District Court on charges of attempting to carry out a terror attack, having contacts with a foreign agent and conspiring to commit a crime.
An investigation of the affair revealed that the accused, a former resident of the Palestinian territories currently living with his mother in Nazareth, was supposed to receive a bomb belt from Al Aksa Martyrs Brigades
operatives; however, the Amakim sub-district CIU and security forces arrested him two days before the
transaction was to take place.
During his interrogation, the youth said he had originally lived with his father in the northern Samaria village of Daan, but he claimed that whenever he would visit the territories, Islamic Jihad and Hamas operatives would
deride him for cooperating with Israel.
Endeavoring to prove the opposite, the boy agreed to carry out a suicide attack on the Nazareth hotel.
Police and the IDF have foiled dozens of terror attacks in the last several months.
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