Jerusalem terrorists’ drivers under investigation for causing death by negligence

Two suspects involved in the Jerusalem terror attack during which Hadas Malka was killed are under arrest and may face charges of causing death by negligence. Police in Jerusalem warn that those who drive illegal aliens into Israel from the West Bank should be aware of the possibility that they may be driving in terrorists and therefore will be held accountable in the case of an attack.
23-year old Hadas Malka was murdered by the three terrorists who entered Israel illegally Photo Credit: Channel 2 News

Five days after the terror attack in Jerusalem during which Israeli Border Policewoman Hadas Malka was murdered, the police arrested a young man from East Jerusalem on suspicion of driving the terrorists to the scene while knowing of their intentions. Last week, the police arrested another suspect, a resident of the West Bank, on suspicion of organizing the terrorists' transportation to Jerusalem. Today (Sunday), the police announced that the two are being investigated on suspicion of causing death by negligence.

Immediately after the attack, Central Unit investigators arrested a 52-year old resident of Isawiya who was suspected of transporting the terrorists to Jerusalem. According to the investigation, the suspect entered the West Bank by vehicle the day before the attack where he picked up locals without legal permits to enter Israel. Among the illegal passengers were the three terrorists who were driven to Jerusalem to pray at the Temple Mount during Ramadan. The three were dropped off at Damascus Gate and then carried out the attack the next day.

The scene of the attack (Archive) Photo Credit: Channel 2 News

The West Bank resident is suspected of organizing the illegal transport. In response to a request made by the Central Unit of the Israeli Military Advocate General's Office to open an investigation into incitement to violence and terrorism, the mother and father of one of the terrorists, residents of the village of Deir Abu Mash'al, were arrested following their statements in the media after the attack.

"The Central Unit investigators will continue their intensive interrogation until they locate anyone whose hand was involved in any way in the attack and any statement that constitutes incitement," the police added. "Anyone who drives illegal aliens and transfers them into Israeli territory must understand and expect that there may also be murderous terrorists who will exploit their transportation and entrance to Israel in order to perpetrate a terror attack."

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