On Friday, police in Indianapolis reported the arrest of a woman who had allegedly crashed her automobile into a building she mistook for a Jewish school.
After attempting a hate crime, a lady has been officially charged with three criminal offenses and given the term “terrorist” by law enforcement.
She crashed into a building frequented by anti-Semitic Black Hebrew Israelites.
Reports have indicated that on Saturday night, Almaghtheh crashed her car into a structure in the 3500 block of N. Keystone Avenue. Two adults and three kids were inside the building when it was hit.
Almaghtheh’s attack has been called a hate crime by authorities since she purposefully chose to target the institution due to believing it was a Jewish school due to the “Hebrew Israelite” symbol on the front of the building.
Almaghtheh told police she intentionally rammed the “Jewish” building after being inspired to take action for “her people back in Palestine.”
The Israelite School of Universal and Practical Knowledge, a group of Black Hebrew Israelites described as “extreme and antisemitic” by the Anti-Defamation League, actually occupied the building that Almaghtheh had his sights set on.
“Yes. Allegedly saying, “I did it on purpose” after her arrest, Almaghtheh has since been charged with a felony.
According to the police, she kept referring to the structure as the “Israel school” and mentioned “her folks back in Palestine.”
Ironically, Almaghtheh set out to perform an antisemitic crime yet ended up attacking a group known to embrace antisemitic sentiments, according to the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis.
The Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis issued a statement claiming that they had alerted a Jewish community security program called Safe Indiana and that they and law enforcement were looking into the event.
A $200,000 bond has been set for Almaghtheh’s release.