Drivers who smuggled terrorists into Israel to be charged with negligent homicide
Police say 'Anyone who drives illegal aliens into Israeli territory needs to know and suspect there might be a terrorist among them seeking to carry out an attack,' vowing to ensure accomplices are prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
"Anyone who drives illegal aliens into Israeli territory needs to know and suspect there might be a terrorist among them seeking to carry out an attack. This means on certain level, the driver is an accomplice to the attack and responsible for its deadly consequences," police said in a statement.
The two suspects, one from the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Isawiya and the other from the West Bank, were arrested shortly after the attack.
They are suspected of organizing and smuggling a group of Palestinian illegal aliens into Israel, among them the terrorists, a day before the attack.
This is the third time police, along with the State Attorney's Office, have been able to establish enough evidence to indict drivers with negligent homicide after they illegally smuggled into Israel Palestinians who went on to carry out terror attacks.
The police stressed it "will reach anyone who was involved in any way—whether directly or indirectly—in terror attacks and will work to prosecute them to the full extent of the law."
Malka, 23, from Moshav Givat Ezer, was killed when three terrorists armed with knives and firearms launched an attack in two different places near the Damascus Gate. She was fatally wounded and later succumbed to her wounds. Two other people were moderately hurt, while two were lightly hurt.
All three terrorists, Palestinians from the West Bank, were shot and killed on the scene.
Late Tuesday night, the IDF informed the family of one the terrorists that their home in Deir Abu Mash'al was set for demolition. The family has 72 hours to appeal the decision.
The families of the two other terrorists received similar demolition orders earlier this week.