Truck thieving terrorist caught by police

A Ramallah man stole a truck with the intent of carrying out a terrorist attack, leading the police on a wild Hollywood-style chase.

October 20, 2017 10:14
Truck thieving terrorist caught by police

The truck in which the Ramallah man attempted to carry an attack . (photo credit: POLICE SPOKESPERSON'S UNIT)


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Israeli police arrested on Friday a Ramallah inhabitant, 39, who stole a truck in Holon.

The police were able to locate the truck in the vicinity of Beit Dagan and ordered the driver, Mohammad Safran, to halt.

Rather than obeying the police, the man hit the gas pedal and attempted to escape, leading the officers on a chase during which a private vehicle and a police-car were rammed. The man was eventually arrested in Rishon-Lezion.

The man admitted after his arrest that he meant to use the truck to carry out an attack directed at Israeli civilians. The investigation is still ongoing.

The Petah Tikva Magistrate’s Count extended Safran’s remand in six days.

Safran said in court that he planned “to kill soldiers in the name of al-Aksa.”

“I regret that I didn't manage to kill anyone. I will kill soldiers [in the future],” he said.

Udi Shaham contributed to this article.  

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