Don’t worry kids, ck is here…uh…is that a plane?
Five men were arrested and released by Jerusalem Police and the Shin Bet for planning to fire a rocket at the temple mount. The plan consisted in firing a Lau anti-tank missile from a yeshiva rooftop, throw grenades at would be arresting officers and end it with suicide, Muffti presumes by grenade. The intention was to scuttle the looming disengagement.
Worst of all, these fine young lads were unknowingly competing with another plot by involving an airplane. However, Haaretz and the Jerusalem Post conflict over the relevant details. Haaretz claims the man was going to fly a model plane into the mosque. Jpost claims that a 61 year old Ra’anana resident and long time Kahane activist Ilan Hirschfeld was arrested by police for considering to fly over the Temple Mount in a light aircraft. Hirschfeld claims he just wanted to do some photography.
Anyhow, the case seems flimsy. Attorney Naftali Wertzberger went so far as to say:
There is no case here. What we are talking about is an attempt by the Shin Bet to implicate a group of Bratslev hassidim.
None of the conspirators are in custody. The police cancelled a press meeting on the topic. Anyone know what’s going on?