A West Bank military court has indicted the mother and brother of the Palestinian who carried out a terror attack in the Barkan Industrial zone last month on charges they knew of the suspect’s plan and did not prevent the offense.
According to the indictment, the defendant’s mother knew he had weapons and that he was training to use them. She then informed the defendant’s brother of his intentions but neither of them attempted to contact authorities or do anything further to prevent the attack. The assailant’s brother is also being charged for obstruction of justice for attempting to hide footage of the incident from authorities in their family home.
“Two weeks before the attack, the terrorist indicated that he intended to carry out an attack and die as a martyr,” according to a statement on the indictment on the Israel Defense Forces website.
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