Young terrorists stabbed guard for 'revenge'

14-year-old Muawiyyeh Alkam told police he stabbed Jerusalem security officer to 'avenge' terrorist cousin killed during stabbing.

Tova Dvorin,

Alkam, in court
Alkam, in court
Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

The 14-year-old terrorist who, along with his 11-year-old relative, stabbed a security guard in Jerusalem on Tuesday committed the crime out of revenge, he confessed to police Wednesday. 

"I wanted to kill Jews to avenge my cousin, Muhammed Ali, who was murdered at Damascus Gate," Muawiyyeh Alkam told police. Ali stabbed three people at the Gate, located outside of Jerusalem's Old City, on October 12; he was eliminated on-site by security forces. 

The Jerusalem Magistrates' Court extended the 14 year-old's remand by one week Wednesday. His cousin and fellow teen terrorist, 11-year-old Ali Alkam, remains in moderate condition at Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center. 

The two teens, residents of nearby Shuafat, carried out the stabbing attack aboard a light rail car as it pulled into Pisgat Ze'ev's Yekutiel Adam station Tuesday. An uncle of theirs told Walla! News that the two studied in the same school and likely planned the attack from there. 

Footage which emerged late Tuesday night showed the two sneaking up on the Light Rail guard; despite being injured, the 25 year-old succeeded in shooting and injuring Ali, while Muawiyyeh was detained at the scene by alert bystanders.

Alkam's lawyer, attorney Mazan Ayoub, declared that the teen admits full responsibility for the attack. 




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