Five East Jerusalem Palestinians were indicted Thursday on charges of setting up a terrorist cell which plotted to kidnap an Israeli and carry out a shooting attack against Jewish worshippers and police guards in the Temple Mount and Western Wall area. The cell commanded by Nour Hamdan of E. Jerusalem contacted the Hamas’s military arm Ezza e-din al-Qassam and the Fatah’s Al Aqsa Martyrs wing on the West Bank for training and weapons.
They failed in two initial attempts to snatch firearms from police officers.