Police Nab Arab Wearing IDF Uniform

An Israeli police officer aim his weapon as he guards in Damascus Gate in Jerusalem Old City on February 15, 2016. Photo by (Nati Shohat/Flash90)
An Israeli police officer aims his weapon as he guards at the Damascus Gate in the Old City of Yerushalayim, on February 15.  (Nati Shohat/Flash90)

Police on Wednesday arrested an Arab thief who was dressed in the uniform of an IDF soldier. Police in Shoham received a call from local residents about a group of suspicious individuals who were trying to break into a vehicle. Police conducted a search and found members of the gang hiding – one of them wearing a soldier’s uniform. All have been taken into custody.

Earlier, a Haifa court issued an indictment against three Arabs who were planning to conduct stabbing and terror attacks in Yerushalayim. Ali Sobah, Ibrahim Shami, and Mahdi Basal, all residents of a village in northern Israel, had acquired weapons and were planning to carry out a stabbing attack near the Old City, and were arrested at the Damascus Gate carrying the weapons.

In addition, the indictment charges they were planning to carry out a shooting attack.