Terrorist’s Father Indicted for Threatening Father of Victim

The levaya of 19-year old Israeli soldier Ron Yitzchak Kukia Hy’d, at Kiryat Shaul Military Cemetery, December 3, 2017. (Miriam Alster/Flash90)

Hamodia Staff

YERUSHALAYIM – The father of a convicted terrorist murderer was indicted on Monday for threatening the father of the victim, The Times of Israel reported.

Odeh Abu Jaudah, whose son Khaled Aby Jaudah was convicted of stabbing IDF soldier Ron Kokia Hy”d to death in 2017, accosted Kokia’s father Boaz at the Beersheva District Court last Wednesday.

The indictment says that a verbal confrontation between the two led to Jaudah telling  Kokia: “We know where you live” with the purpose of “intimidating” the bereaved father.

Security guards were forced to intervene and separate them, the indictment said.

The incident took place after a court hearing for Abu Jaudah, a resident of an illegal Bedouin village, who is facing charges tied to his son’s attack, but is not accused of involvement in the murder.

Kokia, who attended the hearing together with representatives of Im Tirzu, a right-wing advocacy group, called Abu Jaudah a murderer, which led to the altercation.

Abu Jaudah is accused of twice helping the terrorist’s mother illegally enter Israel before and after the stabbing attack, including after she had already been caught without a permit and expelled in the wake of the murder, according to Channel 12.

Meanwhile, a Muslim sheikh from East Yerushalayim was indicted on Monday for incitement to violence after he allegedly called for the “liberation of al-Aqsa with weapons and force” in a sermon given before an estimated 200 people.

Hamuri’s attorney claimed in a statement that his client’s arrest was politically motivated and that the charges will not hold up in court.

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