Israeli Arab indicted for Akko car-ramming attack

Indictment filed against Arab from northern Israel who drove into Border Policeman, 2 soldiers and a civilian at the beginning of the month.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

scene of attack in Akko
scene of attack in Akko
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The Haifa District Attorney's Office filed an indictment on Thursday against Malik Yosef Nahar Assadi, 25, of the northern Arab city of Shfaram, on charges of attempted murder that was an act of terror, as defined in the Anti-Terror Law.

At the beginning of the month, Assadi carried out a terror attack at several locations in the northern city of Akko, during which a Border Police officer, two IDF soldiers, and a civilian were injured.

The driver was arrested at one of the sites after being shot by a soldier who was present. This morning, it was cleared for publication that the findings of the Shin Bet and police investigation indicate that Assadi carried out the rammings on ideological-nationalistic grounds.

The possibility that the attacks had been carried out with nationalistic motives had already come up during a police announcement on the day of the attack. “Investigation of the incident, including findings from the scene and documentation, indicates that this was a nationalistic attack,” police had said.

According to initial findings, an Arab with a blue identity card, marking him as an Israeli citizen, but who was not a resident of the city, attempted to hit security forces at a number of locations.