Jewish plot for Temple Mount attack thwarted

Monday, May 16, 2005 | 
Israeli security forces have thwarted a plot by five Jewish militants to fire a missile at the Mosque of Al Aksa on the Temple Mount here in Jerusalem. Police say the aim was to spark an Islamic holy war with the Palestinians and Arab states that would thwart the government's plan to pull out of the Gaza Strip this summer. The plot was uncovered in its early stages, and no charges were filed against the suspects. The suspects were detained several months ago, but the plot was kept under a gag order for security reasons until today.

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