Terror attack thwarted: Jordanian Muslim terrorist planned to murder IDF soldier in Hadera
Israel Police forces have arrested a Muslim terrorist who planned to carry out a stabbing attack in the city of Hadera in northern Israel, the Police spokesperson released for publication on Monday.
During a routine patrol on July 22, alert police officers approached the terrorist who was sitting suspiciously at a bus stop in Hadera. When they asked him for identification, they found that he was a 21-year-old from the Arab city of Tulkarm, who was illegally staying in Israel.
Then he pulled out a knife, attempted to stab the police officers and ran from the scene. After a short chase, he was shot, neutralized and transferred to Hillel Yaffe Hospital in moderate condition.
At the time of his arrest, the terrorist was only identified as a resident of the Palestinian Authority. Upon further investigation, it emerged that he was a Jordanian citizen who lived with his sister in the Arab village of Deir al-Ghusun.
In a joint interrogation conducted by the Central Unit of the Israeli police, the Muslim terrorist admitted that he planned to stab a soldier at the central bus station.
Today, an indictment was filed against the Jordanian terrorist at the district court in Haifa.