Police Arrest Mother-Daughter Terror Team

YERUSHALAYIM -
An Israeli policeman stands on a hill overlooking an Arab village. (AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images)

A military court on Tuesday extended the remand for two women – a mother and daughter, residents of Palestinian Authority-controlled areas – who were arrested last week on suspicion of planning a terror attack. Other charges against the two included incitement to violence, violence against security officers and illegal possession of weapons.

Police arrested the two last week based on intelligence information, acquired using “advanced technological methods,” police said in a statement. The daughter, age 16, drafted her 48-year-old mother into the conspiracy and both were well-advanced in their plan to carry out a terror attack, the nature of which was not made public by police. Police received a telephone tip regarding the pending attack.

Police, along with Shin Bet and Border Guard security officers, entered the village where the two lived last week and arrested them, with the mother acting in a violent manner and attacking officers. The daughter was charged with planning a terror attack and with contact with others who were to help her carry it out. The mother was arrested as an accomplice, as well as for incitement, which she spread liberally on social media, police said.

Police said in a statement that they “constantly operate in an open and secret manner to prevent terror attacks, including attacks that are planned online and that are designed to encourage others to participate and plan other attacks.”