A company that rents out apartments in Jerusalem for Palestinians has been forced to move the Israelis out of the building due to the security threat.
The company that owns the building said it will move the two Israelis out by Monday night.
The company also confirmed that the Israelis were under arrest for allegedly trying to smuggle weapons into Israel and that the two Palestinians were arrested on Saturday.
On Saturday, the Israel Police arrested an Israeli who allegedly tried to smuggler a weapon into the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip, and another Israeli who was allegedly involved in a shooting at the Knesset building in Jerusalem.
The incident has prompted the Israeli government to launch an investigation into the situation.
“We cannot accept the continued presence of the two Israeli citizens in our city,” said Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat on Sunday.
“The residents of Jerusalem are a proud people and they should not be treated like this.”
The two Israelis are the third Israeli citizens who have rented out apartments to Palestinians since a new security law was introduced in October, allowing Israel to hold up to 1,000 Palestinians in jail pending deportation proceedings.
The city has been home to thousands of Palestinians in detention since Israel’s annexation of East Jerusalem and West Bank territories in 1967.