JERUSALEM (JTA) – An Israeli military court indicted a West Bank Palestinian man for the April murder of Eviatar Borovsky.
Salam Zagal of Tulkarem was indicted on Wednesday for the murder of Borovsky of the West Bank settlement of Itamar. Zagal allegedly stabbed Borovsky to death as the father of five waited at a bus stop at the Tapuach Junction. Border Police officers shot Zagal at the scene of the attack.
The alleged killer was released from an Israeli jail seven months ago after serving three years for rock throwing.
Zagal’s brother is jailed in the Palestinian Authority for collaborating with Israel. According to reports, it is believed that Zagal set out to kill a Jewish settler in order to restore his family’s honor.