Terrorist who carried out 2013 Jerusalem attack arrested by security forces

August 15, 2016 12:40

The Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) and the IDF announced on Monday that a Palestinian man responsible for a 2013 terror attack in which a police officer was moderately injured has been arrested.

The suspect, Mohammad Yunis Ali Abi-Henek, from near Bethlehem, carried out the terror attack near Adam Square in Jerusalem.

The Shin Bet investigation found that the suspect expressed the desire to end his own life on the day of the attack. On the same day the terrorist bought a kitchen knife and hid it in his jacket. He took a taxi from Ramallah towards Bethlehem whilst trying to decide which person he would target. The assailant noticed an officer and got out of the taxi, stabbed the officer in the back and fled the scene, according to the Shin Bet.

The Shin Bet vowed to "continue to act with all the means at its disposal to prevent terror attacks and to bring to justice terrorists even if the attack has long passed."

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