Mother of Halamish Terrorist Arrested on Incitement Charges
JNS.org – Israeli soldiers arrested the mother of Palestinian terrorist Omar al-Abed on Tuesday on charges of “aggravated incitement,” following her son’s fatal stabbing of an Israeli father and two of his adult children on Friday night in the West Bank community of Halamish.
Following the gruesome attack in the home of the Salomon family, the terrorist’s mother, Ibtisam al-Abed, said in a video that was widely circulated on social media that she was “proud” of her son. Further, the Abed family celebrated the terror attack by handing out sweets to guests at their home in Kaubar.
The IDF said the terrorist’s mother incited “more attacks on Jews,” and she was arrested on Tuesday.
The Halamish terror attack came on the heels of a Palestinian-incited “day of rage,” amid tension over Israel’s now-removed metal detectors at Jerusalem’s Temple Mount. The Jewish state had bolstered security following the July 14 Arab terror attack that killed two Israeli Druze policemen near the holy site.