Arab watched terrorist bodies returned on TV, went out to stab

The Jerusalem district attorney’s office submitted an indictment on Wednesday to the district juvenile court in the city, charging a 16-year-old terrorist from Jabel Mukaber in the southeast of the capital with attempted murder and possessing a knife.

The terrorist conducting a stabbing attack last Sunday in the southeastern neighborhood of Armon Hanatziv, located adjacent to Jabel Mukaber, lightly wounding one man waiting at a bus stop.

Earlier that Sunday, according to the indictment, the terrorist watched footage on TV of the bodies of terrorists being returned to their families and greeted heroically as “martyrs,” and decided at that moment to go out and stab a Jew to death.

In the afternoon hours he took a knife from his kitchen, hid it in his coat, and went out to Armon Hanatziv. For several long minutes he waited at a bus stop in the neighborhood, alert for the approach of a Jewish victim.

At a certain point a man approached and the terrorist identified him as a Jew, before proceeding to whip out the knife and trying to stab him in the upper body with the intention of murdering him.

The Jew reacted swiftly and tried to defend himself, and as a result the knife strike hit his shoulder – miraculously, the lethal blade bent upon impact, and did not penetrate the victim’s body.