Cops Arrest 'Terrorist' Woman Who Allegedly Crashed Car Into Building She Thought Was Jewish School

Ruba Almaghtheh (IMPD)
November 6, 2023

Indianapolis police arrested a woman they described as a "terrorist" for allegedly crashing her car Friday night into what she thought was a Jewish school.

Ruba Almaghtheh is accused of backing her car into a building, Indianapolis outlet Fox 59 reported. She allegedly thought the building was a Jewish school, but it was actually operated by the Israelite School of Universal and Practical Knowledge, "an extreme and antisemitic sect of Black Hebrew Israelites," according to the Anti-Defamation League.

Almaghtheh was allegedly watching coverage of the war between Israel and Hamas and decided to plot the attack because the "Hebrew Israelite" symbol on the front of the building offended her, according to Fox 59, which obtained a police report of the incident. Police said she called the building the "Israel school," made reference to "her people back in Palestine," and admitted she ran into the building on purpose.

She is expected to appear in court Wednesday.

Anti-Semitic incidents have risen in the wake of Hamas's Oct. 7 attack on Israel and amid the Jewish state's subsequent war against the terror group. Since the beginning of the war, anti-Semitic incidents have risen by about 400 percent, according to the Anti-Defamation League. Last week, the Israeli government told its citizens to reconsider travel abroad amid a rise in anti-Semitism across the world.