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Photo: Kiryat Arba Council
Scene of the attack
Photo: Kiryat Arba Council
Terrorist's fiancée joined him for attack 'to clear her name'
Raghad Khaddour left a note to her family saying she was going to commit a terror attack with her lover, Fares Khaddour, to atone for their affair; Fares was shot dead in the attempted vehicular attack in Kiryat Arba, while Raghad was seriously wounded.
Raghad Khaddour, the fiancée of terrorist Fares Khaddour who attempted to carry out a vehicular attack in Kiryat Arba on Friday, left a note to her family saying she was going to commit a terror attack with her lover to "clear her name."

 

 

Fares, 18 from Bani Na'im, tried to ram his car into Israelis standing at the bus station at the Elias Junction. He was shot to death by IDF soldiers securing the station. Three Israeli teenagers were treated for shock but were physically unharmed.

 

Raghad, also 18 from Bani Na'im, joined him in an effort to atone for the affair she had with him. She was seriously wounded and taken to the hospital for treatment.

 

The vehicle used for the attack at the Elias Junction (Photo: Kiryat Arba Council)
The vehicle used for the attack at the Elias Junction (Photo: Kiryat Arba Council)

 

According to Palestinian reports, Raghad's sister, Majd Khaddour, committed a similar attack at the same junction in June and was shot dead by Israeli forces.

 

After the attack, the IDF set up roadblocks at the entrances to Bani Na'im to stop any other possible attackers from leaving the town.

 

The attack outside Kiryat Arba was the second on Friday, after a Jordanian national tried to stab a Border Polcieman in Jerusalem's Old City. It was followed by two additional attacks on Friday, another one Saturday and a sixth one on Sunday.

 

In light of the resumption of violence in the West Bank and Jerusalem, the IDF decided to send reinforcements to the Hebron area.

 

 


פרסום ראשון: 09.18.16, 11:06
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