Report: Terrorist had history of domestic violence

Har Adar terrorist penned letter to wife day before attack, alluding to planned shooting spree.

David Rosenberg,

Scene of shooting attack in Har Adar
Scene of shooting attack in Har Adar
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Investigators probing Tuesday morning’s deadly terror attack in Har Adar say the terrorist responsible for the shooting had a troubled family life and a history of domestic violence.

The terrorist, 37-year-old Beit Surik resident Nimer Mahmoud Ahmed Aljamal, had “significant personal and family problems,” Shin Bet internal security agency officials said, “including problems involving domestic violence.”

According to a report by Kan, Aljamal’s wife left him several weeks ago, moving to Jordan and leaving Aljamal to care for the couple’s four children.

Before Aljamal went on a murderous rampage at the entrance to Har Adar Tuesday, he penned a letter for his wife in which he called himself “a terrible husband” and alluded to his plans to carry out a terror attack on Israelis.

“When you wake up this morning, see this and let it calm your conscience. You’ve been a wonderful wife and a kind mother; I was a terrible husband. I say this with a clear mind: my wife has no connection with what is going to happen tomorrow.”

Aljamal, who carried a work permit allowing him to enter Israeli towns in the Seam Line area along the Green Line separating pre-1967 Israel from Judea and Samaria, approached the back gate to Har Adar Tuesday morning carrying a concealed pistol. When security officers ordered him to halt for inspection, he drew the weapon and opened fire, killing three and wounding a fourth.