Vermont Police Capture Suspect in Palestinian Student Shooting

November 27, 2023 By admin Off

A suspect arrested in the shooting of three college students of Palestinian descent near the University of Vermont. The suspect is identified as Jason Eaton, 48. The students are expected to survive though one was seriously wounded. The students, all 20 years old, were wearing keffiyehs, traditional Palestinian scarves, when they were confronted by a white assailant who shot them without saying a word. The victims were Hisham Awartani of Brown University, Kinnan Abdalhamid of Haverford University, and Tahseen Ahmed of Trinity College. Two of the students are American citizens and one is a legal resident. The incident played out with increased tensions in Muslim and Jewish communities due to Israel’s war in Gaza.