Israelis From ISIS-linked Shooters' Hometown Charged With Knowledge of Terror Attack

Two residents of the Arab-Israeli city of Umm al-Fahm are accused of having knowledge of the assailants' intent to carry out last month's attack, in which two Israeli border police were killed

Adi Hashmonai
The scene of the terror attack in Hadera, last month.
The scene of the terror attack in Hadera, last month.Credit: Rami Shllush
Adi Hashmonai

Prosecutors charged on Friday two residents of the Arab-Israeli city of Umm al-Fahm for failing to prevent a terror attack in the Israeli city of Hadera last month.

Hassan Mahagna, 18, and Muhammad Agbarieh, 26, are accused of having knowledge of the assailants' intent to carry out the attack and of failing to report it.

The assailants of the attack, identified as Ibrahim and Ayman Agbarieh of Umm al-Fahm, shot and killed two Israeli border police officers last month.

During the attack in Hadera, the armed assailants came to a bus station in the city and started shooting toward two people standing there, killing one. They then took the weapon of the person who was killed and launched a shooting spree, the police said.

Two undercover officers who were sitting at a nearby restaurant ran toward the site after hearing the gunshots and began shooting toward the assailants and ultimately killed them both.

Islamic State took credit for the attack on the organization's Telegram account. Hamas, the Islamic militant group that rules Gaza, praised the attack as a “heroic operation.”

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