The apple didn’t fall far from the tree.
Israeli forces arrested the mother of a Palestinian man involved in a Jerusalem terror attack last week in which a border guard was killed, as well as another man accused of abetting the attackers, the army said Wednesday.
The woman, who was arrested in the West Bank village of Deir Abu Mashal near Ramallah, is suspected of explicit incitement to terror attacks, including statements praising “martyrs” and calling for attacks on Jews, according to a statement by the IDF.
The suspicions against her include conspiracy. She was not named in the statement.
Staff Sgt. Hadas Malka, 23, was killed by one of three Palestinians who launched a combined stabbing and shooting attack at the Damascus Gate of the Old City in Jerusalem on Friday evening.
At the residence of the woman, the arresting forces, including both IDF soldiers and Border Police officers, found materials calling for violence, including posters and flags, the army said.
Jerusalem Police also arrested a resident of the neighborhood of Issawiya in the east of the city on suspicion of driving the three attackers to the Old City.
Investigators believe the man knew the intentions of his passengers but did not attempt to warn authorities or stop them.
Malka, 23, was on patrol outside the Old City walls when she was attacked on Sultan Suleiman Street near Damascus Gate. She fought her attacker for several seconds while attempting to draw her weapon, according to a Border Police statement. She was stabbed in the chest and transferred in critical condition to Hadassah Hospital Mount Scopus in Jerusalem, where she underwent emergency surgery. She later succumbed to her injuries.
She had been in a group of security personnel responding to an attack moments earlier by two other Palestinian assailants, who targeted troops with knives and an automatic weapon at the adjacent Zedekiah’s Cave….