One attacker indicted in road violence case

Wednesday, December 14, 2022, 19:22 Kamal al-Nabari, one of the Arabs who attacked a Jewish driver and his passenger on Zerubavel Street in Petah Tikva in March 2022 has been indicted at the Petah Tikva Magistrates Court. The victims, who have religious appearances, were driving a van on their way to work when suddenly, the vehicle in which al-Nabari and other Arab passengers were traveling cut them off dangerously. Afterward, one of the Arabs got out of their vehicle and started to curse and attack one of the victims.

Simultaneously, the Arab driver got out of his vehicle holding a metal tool and then used it to shatter one of the van’s windows. Immediately afterward, he went around to the other side of the van and tried to attack one of the Jews with the metal tool. When he did not succeed, he raised the tool again and smashed the window. The Arab attackers then fled the scene. (See the video clip below.) One of the Jews was injured and transported to Beilinson Hospital with cuts and bruises. He also suffered severe emotional trauma from the attack.

The victims filed a complaint with the police. After a time, to their shock, they discovered that the police had detained several suspects but released them to house arrest after interrogation, despite the danger that they posed. Honenu Attorney Chayim Bleicher repeatedly sent letters to the police on behalf of the victims, and recently, as stated above, one of the attackers was indicted.

After the indictment, Bleicher stated, “Israeli citizens are subjected to Islamic violence throughout the country. For the past year and a half, we have handled many cases of severe attacks by Arabs on Jewish motorists, and their frequency is increasing. The security of Israeli citizens is a sacred value and whoever damages it must be tried and harshly penalized so that everyone ‘will see and beware’. We will follow the criminal proceedings and demand penalization to the full extent of the law for the attackers. Afterward, we will file civil suits against them.”

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