The thwarting of an alarming terror plot was cleared for publication on Thursday, almost three weeks after a joint Shin Bet and police operation led to the arrest of two Palestinian employees of the 'Grill Express' restaurant in Ramat Gan.If they would have been successful they could have killed hundreds of people who frequent the restaurant; it would take many hours for investigators to figure out the source of the illness while the restaurant would remain open and serving more customers.
The men, Eihab Abu Rial and Anas Salum, both 21-year-old residents of the West Bank city of Nablus, had planned to lace dishes served at the establishment with a powerful toxin without odor or taste, in the hopes of killing as many patrons as possible.
The two did not have working permits and were residing in Israel illegally. While in Nablus, they had been recruited to the al-Aqsa Martyr's Bridges, the military wing of Fatah, under the guidance and funding of Hizbullah.
The men were arrested by police investigators following information obtained by the Shin Bet, several short days before they planned to carry out the attack.
In their questioning the men told interrogators they were to receive the poison from two operatives in the Balata refugee camp in Nablus – Husseini Salag and Hani Quabi – who are still wanted by security forces.
The white substance is virtually undetectable and affects its victims approximately four hours after being ingested.
Again, Palestinian Arab terrorists and their supporters prove themselves to be capable of pure evil. All the talk about not wanting to kill innocent people and how immoral Israel supposedly is is shown to be a sham when measured against a crime like this. It is effectively an attempted - and nearly successful - WMD attack, that will be largely ignored by the world.
And who will be ultimately hurt by such an attack? As with the Mercaz Harav massacre and yesterday's Nahal Oz murders, the inevitable result is that Palestinian Arabs will be hurt, as no one in Israel will hire them any more as restaurant workers. There is no doubt that thousands of Palestinian Arabs are extraordinarily upset that their livelihoods are bing threatened by their comrades, and there is equally no doubt that their voices will not be heard because of the de facto censorship in their media, where any voices against terror are muted and marginalized.
Notice also who planned the attack - the Al Aqsa Martyr's Brigades, out of Nablus, the terror group that the PA announced months ago was disbanded.