Suspected Afula terror attack was attempt at suicide by cop, indictment says

A Nazareth woman arrested during a suspected terror attack in Afula earlier this month was indicted on Thursday on charges of carrying a knife and making threats.

The woman, 29-year-old Asra Zidane, was indicted on the lesser charges after prosecutors determined that she was not attempting an attack, rather, that her emotional distress drove her to fake an attack in order to cause security personnel to shoot her dead.

According to the indictment, "the background to the incident was the emotional state of the defendant and her prior suicide attempts. She decided to try and commit suicide again, among other reasons because of a romantic relationship that had ended."


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