A police spokesman announced yesterday that three Arabs, residents of east Jerusalem in their early 20’s, were arrested on charges of violation of the directive to prevent terrorism after they filmed the falling of rockets on Ashdod and then publicizing the exact locations of the hits, and by doing so assisted the Hamas in their terror efforts.
The three work at a construction site in Ashdod in which the very tall ‘K Tower’ is being constructed. The building has a commanding view the entire city. When rockets were fired at the city a few days ago one of them filmed the location of where the rockets hit.
The three are heard cheering and shouting ‘Allah Akbar’ as the rockets hit their civilian targets.
Readers of the Israeli news forum, Rotter.net, used the released clips to identify the location where the videos were taken, and used that information to identify the construction firm the Arabs worked for. They passed that information onto the police, and the police arrested the three.
The phone was recovered and the three implicated themselves.
It is prohibited in general to publish in any way the exact location of where rockets hit. The terror organizations use this information to more accurately aim their rockets at Israel. The three were charged with violation of the directive to prevent terrorism, racism, incitement, violence and terror.
They were released under restricted conditions.
About the Author: Aryeh Savir is director of the International division of Tazpit News Agency.
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