Arab Stabber Gets 16 Years in Prison

YERUSHALAYIM -
Security personnel at the scene of the stabbing attack in Rosh Ha’ayin last April. (Hachadhost Hachamot)

Arab terrorist Shatila Abu I’ada was sentenced to 16 years in prison on charges of attempted murder for a stabbing attack she carried out in the industrial zone of Rosh Ha’ayin last April. The female stabber cornered an Israeli woman and “stabbed her over and over, and attempted to stab other passerby who attempted to help the victim,” the court said. “It was only due to the perseverance of the victim and the persistence of those who tried to help her that the terrorist did not achieve her goal” of murdering her Israeli victim.

I’ada, now 23, attacked the victim in the Afek industrial park of Rosh Ha’ayin, which is near the Arab town of Kfar Kassem, where she lives. Injured in the incident was a 30-year-old Israeli woman. She was taken to a nearby hospital with light injuries. According to investigators, I’ada had planned to set off a bomb in the area, but in the end decided to go on a stabbing spree.

A security guard at one of the office buildings in the area heard the screams of the victim, a 30-year-old Israeli woman. He ran out to the scene of the attack, pulled out his gun and placed it next to the head of the stabber. Two other Israelis pulled the terrorist back, and managed to disarm her. She was arrested by police, who arrived within a short time, and was found to be carrying a second knife.

Meanwhile, a 32-year-old Israeli was sentenced to 11 years in prison on charges of attempted murder, after he stabbed an Israeli whom, he apparently believed, was an Arab terrorist. The Israeli used a box cutter and a hammer, according to the court, in order to find Arabs and stab them in his hometown of Kiryat Ata, a Haifa suburb.

As he searched, he came across an individual who appeared to him to be an Arab, and began stabbing him, injuring the victim moderately. He was arrested and sent for psychological evaluation. The culprit may be sentenced to a psychiatric institution, sources close to the case said.