Return of the suicide bomber?

Jerusalem Arab planned wave of attacks, including bus bombings and shootings against Jews in Israel's capital.

David Rosenberg , | updated: 10:19 AM

Muhammad Julani, terrorist who planned suicide bombings in Jerusalem
Muhammad Julani, terrorist who planned suicide bombings in Jerusalem

An Arab living in the Shuafat neighborhood of Jerusalem was arrested last month, in the midst of a plot to launch a series of terror attacks in the capital, Israeli authorities said on Tuesday.

The man, 22-year old Muhammad Fuaz Ibrahim Julani, was reportedly working in tandem with the Hamas terror organization on a plan to terrorize Jerusalem with a wave of shooting and bombing attacks.

Julani was indicted Tuesday morning on charges of conspiring to aid an enemy in wartime, contact with a foreign agent, and membership in a terrorist organization.

The Shin Bet internal security service nabbed Julani roughly a month ago, while he was in the midst of helping to prepare for a series of various terror attacks around the capital.

According to the indictment, Julani and unnamed co-conspirators had planned to produce a number of explosive devices and unleash a new wave of suicide bombings on a number of Jewish targets in Jerusalem.

Among the planned attacks were suicide bombings in the Jerusalem Central Bus Station and Malha Mall. Julani also suggested bombing a Jerusalem store where he had previously been employed.

The targets of the proposed wave of attacks also included the Hizme checkpoint at the entrance to northern Jerusalem, where Julani and his fellow terrorists planned a shooting attack with an assault rifle.

At a later stage in the planning, the cell settled on a suicide bombing on a bus travelling between the nearby Jewish neighborhoods of Pisgat Zeev and Neve Yaakov.