Five Israeli Arabs arrested for plotting attacks

Israeli police say they have arrested five Israeli Arabs on suspicion the men were conspiring to kidnap soldiers and border police and use their weapons to attack Jews.

Jerusalem: Israeli police say they have
arrested five Israeli Arabs on suspicion the men were
conspiring to kidnap soldiers and border police and use their
weapons to attack Jews.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says the five are from
the northern town of Daburieh. He says they claim to belong to
an Islamic holy war group called Salfiya Jihadiya, an obscure,
fundamentalist group.

Rosenfeld says the suspects had identified potential
targets and tried to find work in Israeli government offices
and strategic facilities from where they were to carry out
their attacks.

Rosenfeld says the five were arrested in September and
will be indicted later today. The Yediot Ahronot newspaper
says the five are between 19 to 24 years old.

PTI