By Aryeh Savir
Tazpit News Agency
JERUSALEM – The Fatah claimed responsibility this morning for the incident in which two Arabs infiltrated the community of Neve Tsuf, in the Binyamin region north of Jerusalem yesterday (Jul. 3), apparently in a failed attempt to execute a terror attack.
The two entered a home in the afternoon, taking two boys and locking them in a room. They were in search of some sort of weapons, possibly knives in the kitchen, when a third sibling came and chased them away. A woman was lightly wounded in the ensuing struggle.
The attackers escaped and security forces launched extensive searches to apprehend the two. They have not been arrested yet.
Miri Maoz Ovadia, spokeswoman for the Binyamin Regional Council, stated yesterday: “The break-in was into my parents’ house, the Maoz family. Police are looking into the incident but it is important for me that you understand what took place there, based on eyewitness testimony. This event almost turned into a terror attack and miraculously was thwarted,” she said.
It was initially unclear whether the attack had a criminal or nationalistic motive, but the Fatah’s military wing, the Al-Aqsa Brigades, has claimed responsibility for a failed terror attack. The statement said that the organization’s terror cell confronted “Zionist settlers” and killed three of them before they could safely return to their task.” This claim is false. They further stated that “”this struggle continues until victory or martyrdom in the way of Allah.”