Scene of a stabbing attack (illustrative)
Scene of a stabbing attack (illustrative)Hezki Baruch

The Tel Aviv District Prosecutor's Office has filed an indictment with the District Court against an Arab teen who tried to murder a Jewish man in Bnei Brak.

The indictment, which was filed with the District Court serving in the capacity of Juvenile Court, is against a 17-year-old Palestinian Authority Arab from Jenin.

According to the indictment, the individual in question attempted to murder a haredi man in Bnei Brak in revenge for the IDF's operation in Jenin earlier this month.

The teen entered pre-1967 Israel illegally, stabbing a 28-year-old Israeli man in his arm. Immediately afterwards, he threw the knife to the ground and attempted to escape the scene, but was detained by a passerby and the victim until the police arrived.

The indictment charges the would-be terrorist with crimes of acts of terror and attempted murder, as well as with illegally entering and remaining in Israel.

Arabs who wish to cross into pre-1967 Israel from Judea and Samaria but do not have Israeli citizenship must apply for permits. The reason is usually in order to work, but since criminals and terrorists seeking to carry out attacks can try to join them, there is a need for permits so that each can be vetted and a record kept.