Shabak and Israeli police foil a planned shooting terror attack in Jerusalem

On Sunday, the Shabak intelligence agency and Israeli police foiled a planned shooting terror attack in Jerusalem. The suspect, Omar Abedin, 21, a resident of eastern Jerusalem, was identified as having ties to Hamas and was part of a student cell at Birzeit University near Ramallah. This arrest is a reminder of the ongoing threat of terrorism and the danger it poses to Israelis and others.

According to reports, Abedin communicated with a terror operative from Lebanon via Facebook and Telegram. He planned to carry out a shooting attack on a bus carrying police officers near Temple Mount. The Temple Mount is an important religious site for both Jews and Muslims and has been the site of many clashes in recent years.

It is unclear how Abedin managed to obtain the weapons he was planning to use in the attack, but officials stated that Shabak and Israeli police were monitoring his activities for some time before making the arrest. Abedin is expected to be indicted today by the District Attorney.

This arrest underscores the importance of continued vigilance and cooperation between intelligence agencies and law enforcement in combating terrorism. Although many successful attacks have been prevented in recent years thanks to the efforts of these agencies, there is always a danger that terrorists will find new ways to carry out their deadly plans.

The threat of terrorism is not unique to Israel. Throughout the world, we have seen many acts of terrorism that have left countless innocent people dead or injured. It is important that we remain vigilant and work together to combat this threat.

As Jews, we are no strangers to violence and persecution. Throughout history, we have faced numerous challenges and have overcome them through our strength, resilience, and determination. Today, we must continue to stand together and fight against those who seek to harm us and our way of life.

In conclusion, the arrest of Omar Abedin is a reminder that we must remain vigilant and work together to combat terrorism. We must not let our guard down and must continue to support our intelligence agencies and law enforcement in their efforts to keep us all safe. We must also continue to stand together as a community and fight against those who seek to harm us.