Israeli David Alfasi, 54, was arrested by Israeli police and charged with attempting to run over a policeman and a security guard with his car in March.
According to a report in Jihad Watch, Alfasi’s lawyer, Yariv Vinzer, said that his client had sold the car used as the weapon before the two incidents took place, and claimed that security cameras at the scene would vindicate his client.
Vinzer added that Alfasi does not recognize the State of Israel, had converted to Islam, and had said he “lives in Tul Karm and, therefore, cannot be prosecuted for the alleged events.”
According to the report, it’s common for people who convert to Islam to “get the idea that their new religion calls for treason and mass murder. Alfasi, if he is guilty, would by no means be the first to get that idea.”
Alfasi, a former Tel Aviv resident, is married to a Palestinian Muslim woman and lives in Tul Karm.
“He was turned over to the Israeli authorities by the Palestinian police after he was caught attempting to smuggle produce across one of the checkpoints. The police then realized that Alfasi was the suspect they had been seeking for an attempt to run over a policeman and a security guard at one of the checkpoints near Tul Karm on March 5.”
“Alfasi had been ordered to stop but he drove on, endangering the life of a policeman at the checkpoint,” said police. “Ten days later, when a soldier stopped Alfasi at a checkpoint near Tul Karm to examine his documents, Alfasi sped away, knocking down a security guard in the process.”
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