Arab Indicted for Incitement, ‘How-To’ Stabbing Guide

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Palestinian youth throw rocks at Israeli Border Police during clashes at the Shuafat Refugee Camp in this 2015 file photo. (Hadas Parush/Flash90)

An indictment was handed down Wednesday against an Arab resident of the village of Shuafat who posted hundreds of social media posts, urging Arabs to attack Jewish civilians and IDF soldiers. The posts also praised previous terror attacks, and portrayed those carrying them out as heroes.

Malik Mahishan, 22, faces dozens of charges of incitement to murder, causing damage to property and people and ties to terrorist organizations and illegal assembly, as he sought to organize meetings of potential attackers. Among the posts were several that provided step-by-step instructions on how to stab people, and pointed out sites where attacks could be carried out.

IDF soldiers early Wednesday arrested a gang that had been responsible for throwing stones and firebombs at Israeli vehicles in Shomron. The gang attacked Israeli vehicles on road 443, the Modi’in-Yerushalayim road, and road 436 in the area of Givat Ze’ev. The gang was responsible for at least seven attacks in recent months, officials said.

Overnight Tuesday, security officials said they arrested nine wanted security suspects in other areas in Yehudah and Shomron. The suspects were wanted for participating in rioting and throwing stones and firebombs that endangered Israeli civilians and IDF soldiers. Several of the suspects were also charged with belonging to Hamas. All were being questioned on their activities by security forces.