Family of man run over by man fleeing anti-Arab mob says they don’t blame driver

The family of the man run over by a minibus fleeing an anti-Arab, Haredi mob in Jerusalem on Sunday tells Channel 13 that they do not blame the driver.

“These people call themselves yeshiva students?” says Itamar Ben Abu’s father, adding that the mob was motivated by ignorance.

He adds that his son would not have wanted him to remain angry over what happened, so he is doing his best not to in Itamar’s honor.

Ibrahim Hamed is currently in police custody and is facing manslaughter charges, despite ostensibly being a victim of racially motivated violence himself.