A female ‘terrorist’ was arrested for ramming her car into a building she thought was a Jewish school telling cops she planned the attack and did it on ‘purpose’ because she was angry about the Israel-Hamas war.
Ruba Almaghtheh, 34, crashed her vehicle into the Black Hebrew Israelite building that had children inside on North Keystone Ave in Indianapolis at 11.30pm Friday.
Almaghtheh told cops she believed it was a Jewish school – a Star of David sign could be seen hanging outside the Israelite School of Universal and Practical Knowledge – but it is, in fact, used by the Black Hebrew Israelites. The sect has been branded ‘extreme and antisemitic’ by the Anti Defamation League.
She told the authorities that she has passed the building several times prior to Friday’s attack and referred to it as an ‘Israel school’ and then admitted to the heinous act telling police: ‘Yes, I did it on purpose.’
Ruba Almaghtheh, 34, was arrested on Friday after she plowed her car into a building that she though was a Jewish school. She was given a preliminary charge of criminal recklessness
Officers from the Indianapolis Police Department arrived at the scene on Friday at 11:30pm outside the Israelite School of Universal and Practical Knowledge, responding to the report of a hate crime
According to the Anti-Defamation League the Israelite School of Universal and Practical Knowledge is classified as an anti-Semitic group
Officials said there were people in the building, but no one was injured. Almaghtheh was given a preliminary charge of criminal recklessness, a report said.
Tuesday marks one-month that Hamas invaded Israel in an unprecedented attack on October 7 where 1,400 innocent Israeli civilians – babies, children and elderly- were slaughtered, and 240 hostages were kidnapped.
More than 10,000 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza since Israel retalitated and launched its military offensive nearly a month ago, the Hamas-controlled health ministry in the enclave claimed on Monday.
Officers said Almaghtheh had backed her car into the building while a number of adults and children were inside. The authorities said no one was injured.
She told police that the attack was planned because she was offended by the ‘Hebrew Israelite’ symbol on the front of the building.
There is little details about Almaghtheh, but according to her Facebook the Palestinian woman has lived in Amman, Jordan.
During a phone call with family members she admitted to committing the ‘hate crime.’ Police have been in touch with the FBI regarding the incident, the news outlet reported.
Along with the ADL, the Southern Poverty Law Center has also designated Black Hebrew Israelites as a hate group.
Palestinian children are seeing running from Israeli bombardment in Rafah located in the southern Gaza Strip on Monday amid continuing battles between Israel and Hamas
Palestinians recover the body of a child from the rubble of a building in Khan Yunis on Mondayamid the ongoing battles between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas
On Sunday, The Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis issued a statement to the community informing them that they were aware of the incident that took place and that Safe Indiana, a Jewish community security program, was notified and is working alongside law enforcement to investigate.
‘Safety and security for our community is of the utmost importance, and we are more secure and prepared than ever before,’ the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis officials wrote in a press release.
Although a Jewish facility was not targeted, solely due to ironic misidentification, this is yet another reminder to maintain security protocols, remain vigilant of suspicious activity and to (report promptly) to the appropriate authorities.’
Almaghtheh is scheduled to make her first court appearance on Wednesday.
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