Saturday, October 25, 2008
Jerusalem stabbing: Terrorist's family affiliated with Islamic Jihad
Police interrogation of Palestinian who killed 86-year-old Israeli on Thursday reveals that he apparently acted alone, bought knife on morning of attack
Police said Friday that the interrogation of the Palestinian terrorist who killed an 86-year-old Israeli civilian and wounded an officer during a stabbing attack in Jerusalem's Gilo neighborhood Thursday morning revealed that he had apparently acted alone despite the fact that his family is affiliated with Islamic Jihad. t was further revealed that the terrorist, 21-year-old Muhammad al- Badan, bought the knife he used to stab the Israelis on the morning of the attack.
Following the attack IDF troops raided the terrorist's home village of Tekoa, located near Bethlehem in the West Bank in search of suspects involved in the lethal stabbing.
A soldier sustained light wounds as forces clashed with local residents near the terrorist's home; a Palestinian man reportedly sustained light to moderate wounds in the clashes.
The troops entered the village in order to apprehend terror suspects possibly connected to Thursday's attack. The terrorist's sister and her husband were among those detained by the forces.