Shin Bet: Terrorist in deadly Jerusalem vehicular ramming attack pledged support for ISIS

All four perpetrators of Tuesday attacks were from east Jerusalem; terrorist in deadly vehicular, axe attack related to 2014 Har Nof terrorists.

October 13, 2015 18:43
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Scene of the ramming and stabbing attack in the ultra-Orthodox neighborhood of Guela in Jeruslaem October 13, 2015. (photo credit: GIL COHEN MAGEN / AFP)

The deadly stabbing and shooting attack on board a Jerusalem bus was carried by two terrorists; The first was 23-year-old Baha Alian, 23, from Jabel Mukaber in east Jerusalem, who is affiliated with Fatah and has a history of extremist statements, according to the Shin Bet intelligence agency.

Alian was shot and killed in the attack.

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A second terrorist involved in the bus attack, who has not been named, was described by the Shin Bet as a Hamas operative from Jabel Mukaber, who has served time in an Israeli prison in 2013 to 2014 due to Hamas-related activities. He is being questioned by security forces.

The deadly vehicular and axe attack on Malacei Yisrael Street in Jerusalem was carried out by Ala Abu Jamal, 33, a resident of Jabal Mukaber. He is the uncle of Adi and Asan Abu Jamal, who carried out the gun and axe attack on Jewish worshippers in the Har Nof synagogue in Jerusalem in November 2014.
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After last year's attack, he made radical statements, and made online pledges of support for ISIS, the Shin Bet said.

The stabbing attack in Ra'anana was carried out by a 22-year-old resident of Kafr Akab, which is an east Jerusalem Palestinian neighborhood. He has no organizational affiliation.
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A second stabbing attack in Ra'anana was carried out by a 28-year-old resident of Kafr Akab, who has been in custody in the past due to criminal offenses, but has no history of prior security offenses.

"The investigation into the terrorist attacks continues," the Shin Bet said.

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