Israeli police foil alleged ISIS terror plot against Jerusalem stadium and police station

Israel's security agency, the Shin Bet, says it has foiled a plot by three ISIS terrorists to carry out attacks in Jerusalem.

Authorities say two of the men planned to use explosives and small arms fire in attacks on a police station and stadium in East Jerusalem. The two men had pledged their support to ISIS and received training from the third ISIS terrorist, who specialized in organizing attacks in Israel, Israeli police said.

The third terrorist had received training abroad and had urged the other men to do the same before the attack, police said. However, all three were arrested last month before being able to leave the country.

Authorities say the three men were aged in their 20s, but did not provide details on their identities.

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Teddy Stadium

Teddy Stadium, one of the locations police say ISIS terrorists planned to target for an attack. (Getty Images)

“Prior to their arrest, the two individuals had begun preparing to carry out terrorist attacks, acquiring knowledge in creating explosives and carrying out attacks. Diligent investigations carried out by the Jerusalem District Police and the Shin Bet revealed their intentions to orchestrate explosive charges and shooting attacks against a Jerusalem police station and near Teddy Stadium,” the Shin Bet wrote in a joint statement with Jerusalem police on Thursday.

“During the interrogation process, it was revealed that these individuals had pledged allegiance to ISIS and had meticulously planned multiple attacks targeting key areas of Jerusalem, employing various methodologies, including the planned deployment of explosives and firearms,” the statement continued.

The announcement comes just a week after Israel said it had foiled a massive Iranian smuggling operation aimed at delivering weapons to Palestinians in the West Bank.

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said an investigation into known Hezbollah and Iranian operative Munir Makdah ultimately revealed the smuggling scheme. Makdah was working to recruit “agents in Judea and Samaria to carry out attacks,” the Israeli army said in a statement.


Iranian weapons

Israeli forces say they foiled a massive Iranian operation Monday to smuggle advanced weapons to Palestinians in the West Bank. (IS A )

“In recent months, Iranian agents have attempted to smuggle weapons, including advanced weapons from Iran, into Judea and Samaria with the intention of committing terrorist acts against Israel,” the statement said.

The confiscated cache included 2 charges of BTB15 peripheral shells, 5 Iranian YM-2 model anti-tank mines and 5 detonators, 4 M203 grenade launchers, 15 kg of C4 explosives, 10 kg of Semtex explosives, 13 anti-tanks fired from the shoulder. missiles, ⁠15 RPG launchers, ⁠16 RPG-7 rockets plus explosives, 25 hand grenades, ⁠33 M4 rifles and 50 pistols, Israeli authorities said.

Munir Makdah

The Israeli military and ISA say an investigation into known Hezbollah and Iranian operative Munir Makdah ultimately exposed the smuggling scheme.


The Israeli military remains on alert for possible terrorist attacks as well as retaliation from Iran after Israel reportedly killed seven of its military commanders in a strike on its consulate in Syria this week. Israel has not claimed responsibility for the strike.


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