Jordan foiled suicide attacks against Israel

AMMAN (AFP) – Five suspects are on trial in Jordan for allegedly plotting to carry out suicide attacks against Israeli targets in the occupied West Bank, a judicial source told AFP on Tuesday.

The Jordanian source said the trial of the suspects, all citizens of the kingdom, had begun recently at the state security court, a military tribunal that usually deals with terrorism-related cases.

“The state security court recently began legal proceedings against five people accused of involvement in a terrorist plot, which the intelligence unit foiled in February,” the source said.

The suspects are accused of “planning to carry out suicide attacks against Israeli targets in the occupied West Bank”, the source added.

The suspects were arrested in February, according to the source, who did not say why news of their detention was not made public then. There was no immediate comment from Israel.