With bomb covered in poisoned nails, Palestinian tried to attack Jerusalem tram

Engineering student at Hebron University tells investigators he wanted ‘revenge’ for non-Muslims visiting Temple Mount. A Hebron University student who attempted to bomb the Jerusalem light rail last month sneaked into the capital through a valley east of the city, police revealed Tuesday. On July 15, Ali Abu Hassan entered Israel through a valley outside of the eastern Tsur Baher neighborhood, with the intention of carrying out an attack in the capital as a form of “revenge for visits by tourists and Israeli Jews to the Temple Mount,” police said in a statement. He was armed with three pipe bombs he had linked together into one large explosive and had covered with nails and screws dipped in rat poison. “In his bag there were also two knives and a cellphone,” police said Tuesday.
Hassan researched how to make a pipe bomb that would “cause the most, and most effective, damage” on the internet and “even carried out test explosions with a number of bombs in order to check them before entering Israel,” according to a joint Shin Bet-Israel Police investigation. Ali Abu Hassan, a Palestinian student from a village outside of Hebron, walks through a Jerusalem court on August 2, 2016, before being indicted for attempting to carry out a terror attack on the Jerusalem light rail in July. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90) Ali Abu Hassan, a Palestinian student from a village outside of Hebron, walks through a Jerusalem court on August 2, 2016, before being indicted for attempting to carry out a terror attack on the Jerusalem light rail in July. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
He worked alone, without any “organizational infrastructure,” police said.

via timesofisrael: With bomb covered in poisoned nails, Palestinian tried to attack Jerusalem tram

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