'I sought to kill Jews,' said terrorist who rammed car into Israelis at Jerusalem bus stop

By JPOST.COM STAFF
April 21, 2015 12:36

The east Jerusalem Palestinian who rammed his car into Israelis waiting at a bus stop in the French Hill section of the capital last week told police that he was intent on “seeking out Jews to murder,” authorities permitted the press to report on Tuesday.

Khaled Koutineh, 37, from Anata, was arrested for running over and killing Shalom Yohai Cherki, 25, and seriously injuring a young woman.

In the initial days after the incident, police said they had not yet determined whether Koutineh hit the bus stop by accident or if it was racially motivated attack, saying the incident required further investigation.

“It is possible and there is a very strong basis to now say that this was a terror attack,” Danino said on Saturday, calling it one of several “devastating” terrorist attacks to strike the capital over the past few months.


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