Israel says Palestinian confesses to car attack on Jews

AP News
Posted: Apr 21, 2015 6:35 AM

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Shin Bet security service says a 37-year-old Palestinian man has confessed to intentionally ramming his car into a group of Israeli Jews in a deadly car attack last week.

The Shin Bet said Tuesday that the man, Khaled Kutina, admitted he was driving along a main highway looking for Jews to harm when he saw people standing along the side of the road.

One man was killed and a woman seriously injured in the assault.

The Shin Bet says Kutina, a resident of east Jerusalem, tried to say he was mentally ill during the investigation before confessing. Kutina remains held by authorities.

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Kutina's lawyer, Nasser Massis, refused to comment the Shin Bet report.

Israel has seen a number of similar hit and run attacks in Jerusalem in recent months.