Salam Zagal of Tulkarem was indicted in a military court Wednesday for the murder of Evyatar Borowsky on April 30. According to the charges, Zagal set out to kill a Jewish settler, and Borowsky was the unlucky target.
Zagal allegedly stabbed Borowsky in the chest on April 30, while Borowsky was waiting for a ride at the Tapuah Junction in the West Bank. After stabbing Borowsky, Zagal took a gun from his victim’s belt and fired at people as he tried to escape. He was shot and injured by a border policeman before he was caught.
Zagal had previously been arrested by Israel for throwing stones, Channel 10 reported, adding that he had also been interrogated by Palestinian security forces on suspicions of aiding Israel. Police were reportedly checking if the murderous attack was Zagal’s way of proving to the Palestinians that he wasn’t a collaborator.