After nearly three years, Israel nabs cop-stabbing terrorist

Thanks to the joint efforts of Shabak, the IDF, and the Judea-Samaria District Police, a terrorist who stabbed a cop will see justice.

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The scene of the stabbing attack in 2013
The scene of the stabbing attack in 2013
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The Shin Bet (Shabat) internal security agency, together with the IDF, and the Judea-Samaria District Police, have captured the terrorist who stabbed a policeman on December 23, 2013, at Adam Circle, near Jeva. The policeman was moderately wounded.

The terrorist has been identified as Muhamad Yunis Ali Abu-Hanak, 21, a resident of Aviyadia, near Bethlehem.

Shabak interrogators discovered that Abu-Hanak decided to commit a terror attack in order to end his "difficult life."

Abu-Hanak hid a kitchen knife in his jacket, and grabbed a group taxi from Ramallah to Bethlehem. When he saw a policeman standing on the road at Adam Circle, in the Binyamin Region, he left the taxi, and stabbed the policeman once in the back. He then fled the scene.

In an official statement, Shabak proudly announced that "The General Secret Service (Shabak) will continue to act, using everything in its power, to prevent terrror attacks and to find justice for the victims, even long after the attack occured."

Scene of the original attack: