Palestinian Attacker Apprehended Nearly Three Years Later

An Israeli policeman walks as security forces guard the area on July 26, 2016 at the Qalandia crossing between the West Bank city of Ramallah and Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem, after Israeli private security guards shot and wounded an 18-year-old Palestinian suspected of planning to stab them. A police statement said …

Ynetnews reports: In a joint operation with the Shin Bet, the IDF and the Judea and Samaria District Police recently arrested the terrorist responsible for the stabbing attack of December 23, 2013, in Adam Square that moderately wounded a policeman.

The attacker was 21-year-old Mohammed Younis Ali Abu-Hanak from Al-Abidiya near Bethlehem.

The Shin Bet investigation revealed that on the day of the attack, Abu-Hanak’s motive for was to put an end to his difficult life.

The investigation also revealed that Abu-Hanak purchased a kitchen knife on the morning of the attack and hid it inside his jacket. He boarded a taxi from Ramallah to Bethlehem to select a random target for his attack. He decided on a policeman who was standing at a traffic circle near the Jewish community of Geva Binyamin and the Palestinian village of Jaba.

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