The widow of Yaqoub Abu al-Qiyan, the Bedouin driver from Umm al-Hiran whose motives when running over an Israel Police officer have been the subject of much debate, called for an official governmental inquiry into the circumstances that led to her husband being shot dead.
Speaking to Ynet, Dr. Amal Abu Saad commented that her husband could not have carried out a terrorist attack. The incident is still under investigation by the Israel Police.
Abu Saad commented, "They're human, and they can make mistakes, but in the interim, they can't say without investigating whether he was a terrorist or not. It's important to us that the truth come out."
"Yaqoub didn't do anything; we've all seen in the video that he entered his car and intended to go to his mother's in Hura. In fact, he got together all his clothes and computer and the binder with the names of the students he teaches at school," the widow said. "We're fighting to clear his name and are also under threat and homeless. The situation is very difficult and very sad."