Four East Jerusalem residents were indicted today on charges of planning to carry out a large-scale shooting attack in Jerusalem, the Jerusalem Post reports. The plan, according to the indictment filed with the Jerusalem District Court, was to dress as ultra-Orthodox Jews and enter a crowded wedding hall in Bayit Vagan, Jerusalem, with firearms concealed beneath their clothing. The four suspects, all of whom were between the ages of 19 and 21, had reportedly been planning the attack since December 2013.
One of the suspects had suggested attacking the Nof wedding hall because he had worked there and was familiar with the venue, which can hold 800 to 1,500 people. They were said to be collaborating with a West Bank weapons dealer who gave them a 50,000 NIS estimate for mini Uzi guns for the attack. The group has been charged with conspiracy to aid and abet the enemy in a time of war, and will remain in police custody until a final verdict is reached.