Police Release Details On Jerusalem Central Bus Station Stabbing Attack


The gag order was lifted, the indictment was filed, and details of the stabbing attack in Jerusalem have now been released. It has been learned that the inciteful materials used to teach children in the PA (Palestinian Authority) contributed to this attack.

On 22 Kislev 5778, a stabbing attack was carried out at the central bus station in Jerusalem, which left security guard Asher [ben Saada] Elmaliach in critical condition, stabbed in his heart. B’chasdei Hashem, officials at Shaare Zedek Hospital this week reports improvement in his condition, and he has been removed from the ECMO unit but remains in a medically induced coma, intubated and on a respirator, in serious condition. He is still in need of tefilos.

The suspect in the case, the terrorist apprehended near the scene is Yassin Abu al-Kara, 24, a resident of the village of Wadi Farah near Shechem, who was found inside Green Line Israel illegally. He used an entry permit to the seamline zone that was issued for him to cross the Separation Fence for agricultural purposes.

During the interrogation, it emerged that the attack was planned and carried out by the assailant without the involvement of others. He told interrogators that he was influenced by incitement on the Internet following the declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

To date, Israel Police and the Shin Bet have learned he wrote a will prior to setting out for the attack, using phrases from other shahids that he found in school books used in the PA.

The attack stresses the severe incitement to which PA residents in Yehuda and Shomron are exposed as well as the influence of material studied in PA textbooks as a motivating factor and source of inspiration for terrorist attacks against Israelis.

An indictment was filed against him on Thursday, 10 Teves.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)