The Israeli Police in Jerusalem arrested on Thursday a Jerusalem Rabbi suspected of threatening a terrorist attack against the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, Israeli online daily Haaretz reported.


The rabbi was arrested after a security officer ay Dan Panorama Hotel in Tel Aviv informed the Israeli police that a man approached him and threatened to carry a terrorist attack against the Al Aqsa Mosque by Thursday at night.

After being informed, the police arrived to the area and arrested the suspected Rabbi for questioning.

The Rabbi is 51-year old, the Israeli police said, he repeatedly voiced similar threats in the past.

Haaretz reported that the Shin Bet (The Israel Domestic Security Service) is also involved in the questioning of the detained Rabbi.

The Rabbi was sent to the Tel Aviv Magistrate’s Court on Thursday morning for remand extension. Also, the police will seek to transfer the Rabbi to a medical center for psychiatric rehabilitation, Haaretz said.

The Al Aqsa Mosque is thecond oldest mosque in Islam after the Ka'ba in Mecca, and the third in holiness and importance after the mosques in Mecca.