Mustafa Abu Tuameh
Place of Birth: Jordan;
Mustafa Abu Tuameh is a Jordanian national that is connected to the stabbing of eight people at a popular archaeological site in northern Jordan in November in an attack allegedly inspired by the Islamic State group.
Tuameh is of Palestinian Arab origins and grew up in the Palestinian refugee camp of Souf, was arrested immediately after the attack at Jerash, located about 50 kilometers (30 miles) north of Amman.
He is accused of stabbing eight people, including one Swiss and three Mexican tourists, and four Jordanians. None of the victims suffered life-threatening wounds. Gruesome footage of the attack was captured by bystanders.
At the time of the attack, the Jordanian army’s news site identified Abu Tuameh as a resident of the nearby Palestinian refugee camp. Family members said he had recently become very religious and apparently planned to die in the attack.
Abu Tuameh and the two other defendants allegedly planned to carry out another attack on a church in northern Jordan.
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