Palestinian indicted of murdering settler
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Palestinian indicted of murdering settler

Salam Zagal allegedly stabbed Evyatar Borowsky in the West Bank in April

Aaron Kalman is a former writer and breaking news editor for the Times of Israel

The son of Jewish settler Evyatar Borovsky, a 31-year old father of five, who was killed in a terror attack lies on his father's body during his funeral in the northern Israeli town of Kfar Hasidim. (photo credit: Avishag Shaar Yashuv/Flash90)
The son of Jewish settler Evyatar Borovsky, a 31-year old father of five, who was killed in a terror attack lies on his father's body during his funeral in the northern Israeli town of Kfar Hasidim. (photo credit: Avishag Shaar Yashuv/Flash90)

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.

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