The Jerusalem district attorney's office submitted an indictment on Tuesday to the local court against two teen Arab terrorists for attempted murder and illegal possession of a knife.
The two, a 15-year-old and 17-year-old from the eastern neighborhood of A-Tur, arrived in Jerusalem's Old City last Tuesday morning according to the indictment, where they proceeded to eat at a restaurant and play at a computer store.
At a certain stage, and according to predetermined plans, the two went into a construction store near Damascus Gate on the eastern end of the Old City's northern wall, where they bought an ax and a knife.
Afterwards, the two went out and sat for a few minutes at Damascus Gate before proceeding to the promenade between IDF Square near the municipality building and Yafo Gate, a popular area where tourists pass all the time.
The ax and knife were with them in a bag, and at the promenade they sat on a bench while waiting for an appropriate victim to appear.
Shortly afterwards a police officer passed by and his suspicions were aroused by the two. He detained them, and thereby prevented a certain terrorist attack.
The attorney's office is requesting to hold the accused until the end of legal proceedings against them.