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Jerusalem Central Bus Station stabber to be indicted for attack

The scene of a stabbing attack outside the Central Bus Station in Jerusalem on September 13, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)
The scene of a stabbing attack outside the Central Bus Station in Jerusalem on September 13, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

A terrorist who carried out a stabbing attack outside the Central Bus Station in Jerusalem earlier this month is slated to be indicted today, according to a statement from the Israel Police.

Police say the suspect, a 17-year-old from Deir al-Asal al-Fauqa, near Hebron, came to Jaffa Road near the bus station on September 13, and entered a store, stabbing two people inside. A Border Police officer shot the stabber and he was taken into custody.

The terrorist came to the bus station via the light rail from the French Hill neighborhood of Jerusalem, say police. Before the attack, he had published posts on social media praising terrorism and expressing solidarity with Hamas, the police statement says.

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