Cheurfi had a long criminal record that dates back to at least 2001 when he was involved in an accident southeast of Paris while driving a stolen car.Now, he can no longer be freed because he was shot dead.
After being pursued by a police officer and his brother, he seriously wounded the two men after shooting with a revolver he was carrying.
Two days later, after being arrested, he grabbed the gun of a policeman while in custody and tried to kill him.
He received a 20-year jail term on three counts of attempted murder, reduced to 15 years on appeal in February 2005, but was released early from prison in 2013.
Three months later, he committed a violent robbery which culminated in another car chase with police.
In July 2014, he was sentenced to four years in prison, but the last two years were suspended. He was released in 2015.
This changed in February of this year when he was arrested again, this time on suspicion of wanting to attack security forces. He was released the next day for lack of evidence.
So the Islamic settler terrorist...
1. Shot and wounded a police officer
2. Tried to kill another police officer
Had his sentence commuted and was freed early
3. Kept going in and out of prison and was arrested for plotting the sort of attack that he actually carried out. Before being released again.
This entire attack was a case of blatant criminal negligence. A dangerous Islamic settler who should have been deported or, at the very least should still have been sitting in prison, was let out. If you don't let them in, they can't kill you. If you don't let them out, they can't kill you either.