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March 4, 2021

British consulate workers in Israel charged over alleged plot

Two staff members of the British Consulate-General in Jerusalem arrested in connection with an alleged plan to fire a rocket into a Jerusalem stadium have been char­ged with acquiring and trading weaponry and other weapons-related offenses, the Israeli security agency said, quoted by CNN. The Shin Bet named the men as Mussa Hamada of East Jerusalem, and Bassem Omri, an Israeli citizen living in Beit Tzafafa. Both are members of Hamas and the “Muslim Brothers” movement in Jerusalem.

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