Four Islamic Jihad members arrested over Bat Yam bus bombing

Four Islamic Jihad operates from Bethlehem were arrested in connection with the December bombing of a Bat Yam public bus.

Another 10 people, including several Bedouin citizens, were arrested for assisting in the operation, which ended with no injuries after an alert passenger noticed the bomb, authorities said.

The arrests were cleared for publication Thursday.

The four Islamic Jihad operatives were named as Yosef Salamah, 22, Sahaha Tamari, 24, Hamadi Tamari, 21 and Sami Harimi, 20. Sahaha and Hamadi Tamari, two brothers, had both previously served time in Israeli prisons, and Salamah is a Palestinian Authority police officer.