Ala Mhamed Zwid, the terrorist who conducted Sunday night's vehicular and stabbing attack in Gan Shmuel, near Hadera, claims that the attack was an accident, his lawyer said on Monday during the extension of his remand.
"My client says that this whole thing began as just an accident, and that he was attacked by Jews afterward," Wassim Araf, Zwid's defense lawyer, said. "He tried to protect himself. His claims are being verified and the truth will emerge."
Zwid himself said, "I didn’t do anything, they want to make me out to be some terrorist. I have no idea what they want from me."
A Haifa district court has extended Zwid's remand until October, 21.
Four Israelis were wounded in the attack, including two soldiers, and one of them seriously.
The 20-year-old terrorist from Umm al-Fahm used his car to run over the two soldiers while they were waiting at a bus stop. He then got out and stabbed one of them, a 19-year-old female soldier, critically wounding her, as well as another 15-year-old and 45-year-old civilians.
Benayahu Arazi, a passerby who helped capture the terrorist, said that some of those present wanted to kill him.
"There was someone who brought a rock and wanted to stone him," said Arazi. "A man aged around 70 brought a gun and wanted to shoot him, but was stopped."