Gov’t Returns Body of Terrorist Who Stabbed Police Officers

YERUSHALAYIM -

Despite a commitment by the government not to return the bodies of terrorists killed by security forces to their families, the body of Abd Abu-Jamal, a terrorist attempted to carry out a terror attack in Armon Hanatziv neighborhood of Yerushalayim, was dispatched to his family in the Sur Bacher neighborhood of the city, Arutz Sheva reported. The body was given to the family on Friday afternoon, about two hours before Shabbos, with almost no media coverage. The terrorist was buried on Saturday, in a large funeral with anti-Israel incitement prevalent. PLO and Hamas flags were also prominently displayed.

In the attack in November, Abu-Jamal climbed over a wall at the Oz Border Police station, and began stabbing people. Border Patrol officers wrestled him down and subdued him. Four officers sustained light injuries. Police shot and injured Abu-Jamal, who died of his wounds about a week after being shot.

The “Lecha Yerushalayim” faction in the city council said “the Abu Jamal family has been responsible for the deaths of nine Israelis and the injuries of many others.” Among the attacks members of the family were involved in were the shootings several years ago at a synagogue in the Har Nof neighborhood.