Watch: Arrest of terrorist who planned to assassinate Netanyahu

Border Police arrest main suspect in terror plot to assassinate prime minister, mayor of Jerusalem.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

תיעוד arrest of terrorist behind assassination plot
תיעוד arrest of terrorist behind assassination plot
Police spokesperson

The police released a video documenting the arrest of the terrorist cell which planned to assassinate Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, and Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat Tuesday.

The arrest was carried out by the Border Police.

According to an indictment filed on Sunday against three terrorists from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), the terror cell had targeted Israel’s Prime Minister and the mayor of Israel's capital.

The terrorists suspected in the plot included Muhammed Jamal Rashda, a 30-year-old resident of Shuafat in eastern Jerusalem who previously served jail time for other terror-related activities.

According to the indictment, Rashda was the mastermind behind the assassination plots which were revealed Tuesday. Rashda also reportedly coordinated his plans with terrorists operating abroad, including a terrorist in Syria.

Rashda also planned a series of attacks on American and Canadian diplomatic facilities in Jerusalem, including the US consulate, and was working to bring a terrorist from Jordan across the border to aid with the plot.