Jerusalem terrorist warned of attack last month

One of three Arabs behind deadly shooting at Damascus Gate wrote of his intention to kill Jews in Facebook post a month ago.

Menachem Schwartz ,

Zaka volunteers evacuate terrorist's bodies
Zaka volunteers evacuate terrorist's bodies
Yonatan Sindel/Flash 90

One of the three Arab terrorists behind the deadly shooting attack at Jerusalem's Damascus Gate on Wednesday announced his intentions to carry out a terror attack nearly a month ago. 

Channel 2 reported Wednesday evening that Ahmad Zaharana posted a status on Facebook last month outlining his plans to conduct a multi-weapon attack against Jews. 

He wrote that he intended to avenge the death of one of his friends, who was killed attempting a shooting attack at a checkpoint in Gilboa several months prior. 

The post was published the same day his friend's body was returned to their hometown of Kabatiyah, near Jenin, which is considered a hotbed of incitement and terrorism. 

According to police assessments, the three terrorists who carried out the attack were not members of a known terrorist organization. Rather, they acted chiefly out of a desire to avenge their terrorist friend's death. 

All three have been identified as Palestinian Arabs from the Jenin area in northern Samaria.

19-year-old Border Police officer Hadar Cohen was killed in the shooting, and a second female officer was moderately-to-seriously injured. 



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