The Muslim terrorist who stabbed a security guard at the entrance to the Jerusalem Central Bus Station earlier this month was indicted on Thursday.
Yassin Abu al-Qara’a, 24, from Shechem, was charged with attempted murder as an act of terror, as well as with illegally entering Israel.
According to the indictment, the terrorist wished to avenge US President Donald Trump’s declaration recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and quoted in his will the words of a Palestinian Authority school textbook.
“For the sake of G-d we have stood up, aspiring to fly our flag and return glory to our religion, to bring back the glory of Al-Aqsa [Mosque], where our blood was spilled,” terrorist Yassin Abu al-Qara, 24, wrote in his will. “Our blood is cheap [when spilled for] our homeland, Jerusalem, and Al-Aqsa.”
The Muslim terrorist decided to murder as many Jews in Jerusalem as he could, get eliminated in the attack, and become a martyr in order to “defend Jerusalem and the al-Aqsa mosque,” the indictment noted.
Security guard Asher Elmaliach, 46, suffered serious stab wounds in the attack. He was rushed to the Shaare Zedek medical Center, where he underwent surgery. He is still fighting for his life, but his situation is stable.
Police is still searching for another Muslim terrorist who is believed to have aided al-Qara’a. Security footage shows the accomplice giving the terrorist something before the latter went on to carry out the attack.