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Father of Barkan terrorist charged with failing to prevent attack

The father of a Palestinian man suspected of committing the deadly terror attack in the Barkan Industrial Park last month is charged in an Israeli military court with failing to prevent the attack and helping his son after the fact.

The suspected terrorist, Ashraf Na’alowa, remains at large nearly two months after the attack.

According to the IDF, Na’alowa’s father knew that his son intended to commit a terror attack and that he’d been training with a gun.

Na’alowa’s mother and brother were also indicted in a military court this month, accused of knowing that he planned to commit the attack and doing nothing to stop it.

The father is also suspected of assisting Na’alowa after he allegedly committed the attack. According to the army, he tried to “sell the terrorist’s car in order to get rid of it, and when that failed, he hid the vehicle.”

— Judah Ari Gross

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