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Watch: TA terrorist boards train after attack

Security camera footage show Muhammad Mafarji, 18, inside Savidor Railway Station after placing bomb on Tel Aviv bus on last day of Operation Pillar of Defense

Naama Cohen-Friedman
Published: 01.02.13, 16:41 / Israel News

Security camera footage shows the 18-year-old terrorist from Tayibe at the Savidor Railway Station in Tel Aviv after placing a bomb on a bus on the last day of Operation Pillar of Defense.


Two weeks ago, Muhammad Mafarji was indicted on charges that include multiple murder attempts, aiding the enemy during wartime, and conspiracy to commit a crime. The most serious charge of aiding the enemy could result in a life sentence.


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The video shows Mafarji entering the train station, passing the turnstile and going down the steps into the platform before taking a train back to his work place in Modiin. The explosion occurred after he boarded the train.


"I did it because of Operation Pillar of Defense," he said during his interrogation.  



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An Israeli citizen, Mafarji had worked at a McDonalds branch in Modiin for three months. In the two days prior to the attack, he examined the target area in Tel Aviv.


Ynet has also obtained a video showing Mafarji reenact the crime.


Meanwhile, a Palestinian suspect was indicted for planning the attack. He is being charged with attempted voluntary manslaughter, arms trafficking, explosives manufacturing and incitement. The indictment indicates that he recruited two partners to carry out the attacks and scouted for target sites with them.


A special investigation team has managed to accurately recreate the route used by Mafarji from the moment he contacted his handler, Ahmed Moussa in Beit Lakia, and the placing of the bomb. Investigators were shocked to discover that the terrorist had performed two "test runs" in the two days prior to the attack, using an empty bag.




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