Last October the Islamic State issued this call to Muslims in the West: “If you are not able to find an IED [improvised explosive device] or a bullet … smash his head with a rock, or slaughter him with a knife, or run him over with your car, or throw him down from a high place, or choke him, or poison him. If you are unable to do so, then burn his home, car or business. Or destroy his crops.”
“Terrorist who ran down 4 Border Police officers, civilian, sentenced to 25 years in prison,” by Daniel K. Eisenbud, Jerusalem Post, July 12, 2015:
In plea bargain, Mohammad Salima [sic], 22, of east Jerusalem, confesses to 5 counts of attempted murder, ordered to pay NIS 260,000.
Arab terrorist Mohammed Salaimeh, of east Jerusalem, was convicted on Sunday at Jerusalem Magistrate’s District Court of five counts of attempted murder for ramming his car into four female Border Police officers and a male civilian in the capital last March.
As part of a plea bargain, the court sentenced Salaimeh, 22, to 25 years in prison, and to pay NIS 260,000 for the damages incurred by the attack. It remains unclear how, or to whom, the money will be allocated.
On March 6, Salaimeh drove his vehicle into the group – lightly-to-moderately wounding all five – before being shot twice upon exiting the car wielding a large meat cleaver in an attempt to attack more victims.
The morning Purim attack took place outside the capital’s Border Police headquarters.
After being treated at an area hospital, Salaimeh, who resides in the Arab neighborhood of Ras el-Amud, confessed that the attack was premeditated, and intended to kill as many Jews as possible.
Following the attack, Hamas’s spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri posted a statement on his Facebook page lauding the terrorist, but did not claim responsibility.
“The Hamas movement blesses this historic act and considers it a natural response to the occupation’s crimes,” wrote Zuhri….