Jerusalem Judge Orders Alleged Temple Mount Bombers Freed Without Restrictions

Government Provocateur Trumping Up Charges?

DEBKAfile Intelligence

17 May 2005

Jerusalem judge dismissed case and ordered Shin Beit and police to set free without charge or restrictions 9 Israelis alleged to have contemplated a missile attack on Temple Mount, followed by grenade assault on Israeli security forces and collective suicide.

Defending lawyer accused security service of trumping up charges with aid of agent provocateur. The episode released Monday is one month old.

Internal security minister Ezra: The episode was not serious and Temple Mount was never in danger.

Another man accused of planning a glider flight over shrine to ignite a Palestinian uprising was likewise freed without charge.