“The terrorist, 22-year-old Omar Alfrouk Abidaya of the southeastern Jabel Mukaber neighborhood, was charged with aggravated assault and an attempt to seriously wound his victim in a racially motivated attack.” This indicates the myopia and willful ignorance that persists at the highest levels, even in Israel, where Muslim clerics openly call for genocide and jihadis are striking every day. Omar Alfrouk Abidaya’s assault on the tour guide was almost certainly not “racially motivated.” While there is an ethnic difference, the threat that Israelis face is from Arab Muslims, not Arabic-speaking Christians. Abidaya’s attack was most likely religiously motivated, incited by Muslim clerics speaking in mosques. But no one is willing to consider that fact or its implications.
“Arab man indicted for anti-Semitic assault on tour guide,” by Shlomo Pitrikovsky, Arutz Sheva, November 9, 2015:
An indicted was submitted on Monday morning against the Arab terrorist who last Monday assaulted a female tour guide as she led a group in front of the Yafo Gate of Jerusalem’s Old City, hitting her over the head repeatedly with a glass bottle and lightly wounding her.
The terrorist, 22-year-old Omar Alfrouk Abidaya of the southeastern Jabel Mukaber neighborhood, was charged with aggravated assault and an attempt to seriously wound his victim in a racially motivated attack.
Last Monday at 10 a.m., the tour guide, aged 45, met with a tourist couple from the US at Yafo Gate to give them a guided tour. The guide, wearing a long jeans skirt and a head covering, stood with the two and began explaining to them about the location and the contents of the tour.
Just a few minutes later, the terrorist approached the three from the direction of IDF Square, near the municipality building. He identified the guide as a Jew from her attire and decided to assault her with the glass bottle he was carrying, according to the indictment.
He then walked up to the guide, saying “excuse me” to get her to turn towards him, and then immediately struck her on the head repeatedly with the glass bottle. The indictment emphasizes the attack was racially motivated.
The bottle broke due to the ferocity of the blows to the victim’s head, and she fell to the floor as the terrorist fled the scene. She was later evacuated to the hospital for treatment.
The attorney’s office has requested to extend the arrest of the terrorist until the end of legal proceedings against him.