Ruba Almaghtheh Wiki – Ruba Almaghtheh Biography
Ruba Almaghtheh, 34, allegedly backed her vehicle into a building associated with Black Hebrew Israelites in Indianapolis on Friday night while several adults and children were inside, Fox 59 reported. The driver agreed to target the building, which houses the Israelite School of Universal and Practical Knowledge, because she was allegedly offended by a “Hebrew-Israelite” symbol on the front, according to a police report. “Yes. I did it on purpose,” Almaghtheh allegedly said after her arrest. She repeatedly described the building as the “school of Israel,” police said, adding that the driver also made reference to “her people in Palestine.”
Ruba Almaghtheh is 34 years old.
The Israelite School of Universal and Practical Knowledge, however, is a sect of the Black Hebrew Israelites, according to the Anti-Defamation League. The Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis said Safe Indiana, a Jewish community safety program, is working with police to investigate the incident. “The safety of our community is of utmost importance and we are safer and more prepared than ever,” the federation said in a statement. “Although a Jewish facility was not attacked, solely due to an ironic misidentification, this is another reminder to maintain security protocols, remain vigilant for suspicious activity and (promptly report) to the appropriate authorities.” Police called Almaghtheh a “terrorist” and said she was arrested on a preliminary charge of criminal recklessness. She will make an initial court appearance on Wednesday.