Sixteen-year-old Hussein Jawadra from Jenin, who murdered Israel Defense Forces Cpl. Eden Atias, 18, in a terror attack in Afula last month, was indicted Thursday.
Jawadra stands accused of committing nationalistically motivated murder. Aboard the 823 Egged bus from Nazareth Illit to Tel Aviv, Jawadra crept up on the sleeping soldier from behind, placed his hand on Atias’s mouth to keep him from yelling for help, and slit his throat, according to the indictment.
Walking into the courtroom, which was crowded with Atias’s family and friends, Jawadra said, “I have absolutely no regrets.”