Prosecutors filed an indictment on Sunday against the brother of the terrorist who last month shot and seriously wounded an Israeli father and son in Jerusalem.

Omar Aliwat, 29, was indicted for leaving the handgun and ammunition used by his 13-year-old brother in the attack in a storage bin adjacent to their home in eastern Jerusalem’s Silwan neighborhood.

Terrorist Muhammad Aliyat was shot and killed during the attack.

The elder Aliwat will be held until the end of legal proceedings.

The Jan 28. attack came a day after another terrorist killed seven people in a shooting rampage at a synagogue in the Neve Yaakov neighborhood of the Israeli capital.

In response, Israel’s Security Cabinet approved a series of counter-terrorism measures, including sealing the homes of terrorists who commit non-lethal attacks.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Jerusalem municipal officials also agreed to reinforce security and police units, concentrate intelligence and operational efforts and improve civilian protection in the city, particularly at bus stops.

Last week, the Knesset passed legislation stripping the citizenship of terrorists who receive stipends from the Palestinian Authority as part of Ramallah’s “pay for slay” policy.

That came after six-year-old Yaakov Israel Paley and 20-year-old Alter Shlomo Lederman were killed in a car-ramming attack in the Ramot neighborhood of Jerusalem on Feb. 10. Eight-year-old Asher Menachem Paley, Yaakov’s brother, died the next day from wounds sustained in the attack.


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