Hitchhiking terrorist stabs Israeli driver

Shabak interrogates terrorist who stabbed Israeli driver while hitchhiking two months ago.

Uzi Baruch,

IDF arrests suspect during overnight raid
IDF arrests suspect during overnight raid

Abdullah Mohammed Ahmed Hadiya, a 30-year-old Beit Lechem (Bethlehem) resident, was arrested by the Shabak on suspicion of carrying out a terror attack.

The attack, which occurred on March 7, 2017 near Beit Jala, left one Israeli citizen lightly wounded.

During the Shabak's investigation, Hadiya admitted to planning the attack that morning in revenge for the death of his relative, terrorist Osama Asas. The location was chosen because of its popularity with the local Jews.

The Jewish stabbing victim had brought his car to a mechanic near Beit Jala, which is located near Palestinian Authority-controlled Area A.

The terrorist saw a Jewish driver and used the opportunity to ask for a ride, during which he stabbed the driver.

Hadiya was arrested by PA security personnel, and was arrested by the IDF and Shabak after his release on April 18.

Israel will file an indictment against the terrorist in a military court.