Light rail attack suspect in court 370.
(photo credit: Melanie Lidman)
The Jerusalem District Court ruled on Monday that an 18-year-old east Jerusalem
man charged with the attempted murder of a soldier will be remanded in custody
for the duration of the legal proceedings against him.
Muhammad Shuman from the Beit Hanina neighborhood, was indicted for attempted
murder last week, after he allegedly stabbed a soldier on the Jerusalem Light
Rail earlier this month.
The soldier, 19-year-old Yehudit Aharon, was
stabbed several times in the upper body while traveling to her base via the
light rail on March 15. She was transferred to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in
serious condition and was released last Thursday.
The stab wounds missed
her heart by a few centimeters, which doctors called “a miracle.”
prosecution requested that the court remand Shuman in custody during his
criminal trial, arguing that he presented a flight risk because he tried to
escape to Palestinian Authority-controlled territories after the
Judge Ram Winograd said the existence of prima facie evidence
allegedly linking Shuman to the events was not in dispute.