Assault in Kfar Yafia nationalistically motivated
Saturday, September 29, 2018, 21:24 The injured parties from the Friday, September 28
One of the injured; Photo credit: free use
assault in Kfar Yafia were released the same day from The Italian Hospital in Natzrat to rest at their home. On Saturday the Israeli Police detained three residents of Kfar Yafia who will be brought Saturday evening (after Shabbat) to the Natzrat Magistrate’s Court for an extension of their remand. See police statement here. After Shabbat the father of the injured family called on the police to detain everyone involved with the incident. He said that over 15 assailants participated in the attack on the car from every direction and that the sole motivation for the attack was the fact that the passengers were Jewish. “Despite the terrible danger, the injuries were relatively light and the guys are recovering now. We demand and expect that the police will locate all of the guilty parties. There is no doubt that the incident was nationalistically motivated. Only because they are Jews were they assaulted in an Arab town. We expect that all of those guilty in the incident will be penalized.” Honenu Attorney Chayim Bleicher is assisting the family with legal counsel.
Damaged car; Photo credit: free use
Honenu Attorney Adi Kedar stated that, “This is a serious incident. We expect the police to treat the incident as a genuine terror attack. There is no [other] way to explain the attack. This was a racially motivated attempt by a mob to kill, and the police must investigate the incident as a security incident.”