Jerusalem resident Rami Shakirat, 37, was indicted Wednesday for deliberately running down a police officer. He was charged with causing bodily harm with aggravating circumstances and with negligence.
According to the indictment, Shakirat was driving toward the neighborhood of Jabel Mukaber in December when he suddenly swerved into a police station and ran into a car, then ran over a police officer who called on him to stop, causing him injury. Shakirat kept driving, leading officers to open fire. He attempted to escape, but ran into a concrete structure and was caught.
Arab residents of Jabel Mukaber have been involved in similar attacks in the past.