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April 28, 2015 10:04 am

Palestinian Driver Indicted in Fatal Jerusalem Car-Ramming Attack

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Shalom Yochai Sherki, 25, died from a car ramming attack in Jerusalem. The Palestinian driver behind the attack was indicted. Photo: Courtesy of Family / Shalom Sherki. – The Jerusalem District Court on Monday indicted Palestinian driver Khaled Koutineh, 37, for the car-ramming and murder of 26-year-old Jewish man Shalom Yohai Sherki in Jerusalem on April 15. Shira Klein, 20, was seriously wounded in the alleged car attack.

The judges wrote in their indictment that Koutineh decided to carry out a terrorist attack against Jews after he and his family were delayed for inspection at the Anata security checkpoint in eastern Jerusalem.

The site of the vehicle attack was on a main artery separating east and west Jerusalem. Four car-ramming attacks were carried out across this thoroughfare over the past year.

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Koutineh’s attorney claimed his client was involved in “a regular car accident.”

It was raining heavily at the time,” he said.

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