Yerushalayim: 3 Arabs Dressed As Frum Jews Taken Into Custody


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9:35PM IL: Three Arabs disguised as frum Jews tried entering the capital, riding on a number 143 bus. The driver was suspicious of the three “religious Jews”, prompting him to alert soldiers at the Maale Michmas Checkpoint in Shomron.

The three were taken into custody and handed over to the Shin Bet for interrogation.

No further information was available at this time.

(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)


  1. #4 I understand that they must be trained, but like #3, I, too am curious as to what exactly made the busdriver suspicious. I think passengers should also have an idea of what to look out for.

  2. Number 1, why would we want to see pictures? What do we care? B”H they were caught. Yimach shemam!! Their names should be erased!!

  3. if this happened in the states and let’s say one of them started to put on tefillin and they were suspected of being terrorists but it turned out that, in fact, they really were observant jews, the whole community would be up in arms screaming “antisemitism” and annoyed that everyone isn’t aware of all of our customs.
    am i right? 😉

  4. One thing people might look out for, is if the clothes do not look like they fit well.
    I doubt these Arabs would bother to make sure the clothes are properly tailored.

    Of course a poor Jew may have ill fitting clothes as well.
    But if they also look nervous or antsy like they are not used to such clothes and nervous in that situation, that may be a clue.

    The beards and payos may be fake and more easily spotted.

    Listen to how they speak to each other and to everyone else.
    Perhaps they might slip, and say something in Arabic.

  5. I’m just wondering:
    Why isn’t anyone thanking the soldiers who were at the check point waiting for these Arabs who obviously had evil plans?

    Why doesn’t anyone ever thank the soldiers who risk their lives, miss their families, and put their lives on hold to keep Israel safe?

  6. Years ago a Jew was picked up hitchhiking in Gush Etzion & he jumped out of the car because he got suspicious. the example he told me was that he saw one of the men had a kipa clipped on with a Mickey Mouse clip. One just doesn’t see that sort of thing.

  7. Alizak28, the reason why is that we should all know what they look like in case Chas v’shalom they are released. We should also become able to pick out the tell tale clues of an Arab dressed like a Jew.