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2 Jerusalemites indicted for supplying gun to Palestinian attacker who killed IDF soldier

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

Udai Tamimi is seen opening fire at a checkpoint near the West Bank settlement of Ma'aleh Adumim on October 19, 2022. (Video screenshot: used in accordance with Clause 27a of the Copyright Law)
Udai Tamimi is seen opening fire at a checkpoint near the West Bank settlement of Ma'aleh Adumim on October 19, 2022. (Video screenshot: used in accordance with Clause 27a of the Copyright Law)

Prosecutors file indictments against two East Jerusalem men for supplying a gun to a Palestinian attacker who killed an Israeli soldier at a checkpoint last month.

According to the indictment, Udai Tamimi initially purchased the gun and two magazines from an acquaintance, Nader Abu Rajib, 29.

Tamimi then gave the gun to another acquaintance, Ammar Allahaliya, 25, for safekeeping, before returning to take it back from him to use in the deadly attack.

Tamimi is accused of killing Sgt. Noa Lazar, 18, and seriously wounding a civilian guard on October 8 at a checkpoint near the Shuafat refugee camp in East Jerusalem. He fled the scene and was killed attempting another attack 11 days later.

Abu Rajib and Allahaliya are charged with various weapon offenses. Prosecutors have requested they be held in custody until the end of legal proceedings.

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