Report: 18 Palestinians Terror Suspects Arrested Following Membership in Suspicious WhatsApp Chat

The Algemeiner reports: JNS.org — Israeli police arrested 18 Palestinian terror suspects this week in connection with their membership in a suspicious chat group on the popular messenger app WhatsApp.

The chat group, dubbed “The Road to Paradise,” included Palestinian terrorist Muhammad Ibrahim Mattar, who initiated a pre-dawn stabbing attack last week at the Lions’ Gate entrance to Jerusalem’s Old City. In the attack, Mattar, 25, stabbed two Israeli border guards with a large butcher’s knife. The terrorist was shot by the injured guards and later died of his wounds.

Arrests of the WhatsApp group’s members came a day following Mattar’s stabbing attack in the Old City. The Israel Police confirmed that the majority of the suspects were residents of eastern Jerusalem and the West Bank.

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