Palestinian charged over Hamburg deadly knife attack

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Published: 2017-11-10 14:11

Last Updated: 2017-11-12 11:11


In the Hamburg attack in July, the suspect walked into a supermarket and started attacking people with a knife he seized off the shelf
In the Hamburg attack in July, the suspect walked into a supermarket and started attacking people with a knife he seized off the shelf
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German prosecutors announced on Friday they have charged a Palestinian asylum seeker with murder after he killed one, and wounded six at a Hamburg Supermarket earlier in July, according to the AFP.

"The results of the investigation show that the accused sought out his victims indiscriminately, retaliating against people, who in his view represent perpetrators of injustice targeting Muslims," said prosecutors, according to the French Agency.

"It was important to him to kill as many German nationals of the Christian faith as possible. He wanted his actions to be viewed in the context of an Islamist attack, and understood as a contribution to jihad worldwide," they added.

But investigators said they found no link between the convict and the Islamic State group, this is why he was charged with attempted murder. The 26-year-old guy risks his life in prison, however Germany can grant parole after 15 years.

This is not the first terrorist attack to take place in Germany, more than 10 and other 40 were injured when an Islamic State member drove a truck into Berlin Christmas Market last December.