Arab Terrorist Arrested at Light Rail Stop

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A security guard seen by the light rail in Yerushalayim. A Palestinian teen carrying a knife was arrested at a station on the route on Thursday. (Hadas Parush/Flash90)
A security guard seen by the light rail in Yerushalayim. (Hadas Parush/Flash90)

An Arab terrorist was arrested Thursday at the Givat Hamivtar station of the Jerusalem Light Rail, and was found to be carrying a large knife. The terrorist was arrested after security personnel noticed that he was behaving oddly. He was arrested before he succeeded in getting on a train, and is being questioned by security personnel.

Overnight Wednesday, IDF soldiers sealed the room belonging to Yunas Awad, one of the terrorists responsible for the deaths of four Israelis in the terror attack at the Sarona Market in Tel Aviv last June. Killed in that attack were Ido Ben-Ari, Hy”d, a 42-year-old resident of Ramat Gan; Ilana Naveh, Hy”d, 39, from Tel Aviv; Michael Fayga, Hy”d, 58, from Midreshet Ben Gurion and Mila Mashiv, Hy”d, 32, from Ramat Gan. Awad helped plan the attack, provided weapons for it, and provided assistance for terrorists Khaled and Muhammad Almahmarah to get to Tel Aviv from the village of Yatta.

Overnight Wednesday, security officials said they arrested 20 wanted security suspects in other areas in Yehudah and Shomron. The suspects were wanted for participating in rioting and throwing stones and firebombs that endangered Israeli civilians and IDF soldiers. Several of the suspects were also charged with belonging to Hamas. All were being questioned on their activities by security forces.