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4 Arabs dressed as ultra-Orthodox Jews planned to shoot 1,000 guests at Haredi wedding

By Mason White 11:05 AM February 6, 2014
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By: Anika Rao
Four Israeli Arabs were arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit a terror attack after they planned a mass shooting during an ultra-Orthodox Jewish wedding, Israel Police said.

The Jerusalem District Attorney’s Office filed an indictment with the Jerusalem District Court this week, against four Arabs after being accused of plotting to carry out a large scale terrorist attack in a wedding hall packed with ultra-Orthodox Jews.

According to the indictment, the four East Jerusalem residents planned to dress up as Haredim and enter a wedding hall in the Beit Vagan neighborhood. They purchased automatic weapons, which they planned to hide under their long coats.

The suspects met with a Palestinian weapons dealer in the West Bank, who agreed to sell them Uzi submachine guns.

The indictment also said three of the suspects conducted surveillance at the wedding hall to plan out the attack. One of the suspects, Anas Ouisat, who had previously worked at the wedding hall, chose the location in order to kill a large number of Jews at once.