(c) 2019, The Washington Post · Ruth Eglash Jan 06, 2019 -JERUSALEM - Several Jewish teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of carrying out “serious terror offences,” including the killing of a Palestinian woman three months ago, Israel’s internal security agency made public on Sunday.
A media blackout had prevented the publication of most details of the case. But the arrests over the past week still served to stoke nationalist tensions in the country as it gears up for a general election on April 9.
The Shin Bet internal security agency did not specify the number of minors arrested in the Oct. 12 stoning of a car carrying Aisha Mohammed Rabi, 47, and her husband, Yacoub, though Israeli media said five youths were arrested. The agency said in its Sunday statement that all the suspects were students in an Israeli settlement Yeshiva.
Aisha, a mother of nine, was struck in the head with a stone and died shortly afterward.
“I don’t have any doubt it was the settlers,” her husband, who was lightly wounded, told the Israeli daily Haaretz at the time.