() — JERUSALEM -- Last month, a pair of cousins from a village in the West Bank were smuggled into Israel, took a taxi to Tel Aviv and, using a pair of homemade rifles, went on a shooting spree at a trendy food mall. They killed four Israeli civilians and wounded 15.
On Monday, Israel’s domestic security agency, Shin Bet, said the cousins were inspired by the Islamic State.
The pair, both 21, were captured at the scene.
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The intelligence agency cautioned that although Muhammad Muhamra and Khaled Muhamra were Islamic State supporters, they were not Islamic State militiamen, nor did they formally pledge their allegiance.