Israeli sources reported on Monday that the Shin Bet Security Services and the Israeli police arrested, during the three past week, three Arab residents of Israel on suspicion that they planned to kidnapped an Israeli soldier, kill him and demand the release of Palestinian detainees in exchange for his body.

Israeli online daily, Haaretz, stated in a report published on Monday evening that the three men are all residents of Lod. Haaretz identified the three as Amir Naffar, 20, Iman Qadoura, 26, and Yassin Hinnawi, 19.

The prosecution filed indictments against the three at the Petah Tikva District Court on Monday.

 Haaretz also reported that the three are activists of the Islamic Movement in Israel, and that they allegedly planned to use a knife and a gun to kidnap and kill the soldier. They also allegedly planned to videotape the captured soldier and bury him in an undisclosed location.

The indictment claims that the three planned to hand the soldier’s identification card to a fourth accomplice, who is still unnamed.

 According to the indictment, on December 2007 and as the Muslims were having the Eid Al Adha holiday, Amir Naffar invited the other suspects to hold a meeting at mosque in Lod to discuss this issue.

Also, the indictment claims that Qadoura expressed his support to idea of kidnapping and killing a soldier and started saving money for the attack, while Hinnawi did not give a response to the idea.

The indictment further includes details of the alleged planned kidnapping. Haaretz said that Naffar and Qadoura will be charged with aiding the enemy in the time of war and criminal conspiracy, while Hinnawi will be charged with failing to report a crime, Haaretz added.