Asra Jabas, who blew up a gas canister in her. (Hillel Maeir/TPS) Hillel Maeir/TPS
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Asra Jabas wants Israel to pay for cosmetic surgery related to injuries she sustained when she blew up a gas balloon in her car in front of Israeli officers.

By United with Israel Staff

Asra Jabas suffered significant injuries to her face when she launched a terror attack on Israelis in 2015, blowing up a gas balloon in her car as she approached officers near the Israeli town of Maale Adumim.

The then 31-year-old terrorist yelled “Allahu Akbar” toward the officers before causing the explosion. At the time of the attack, Jabas was carrying handwritten notes in support of so-called Palestinian “martyrs.” A police officer named Moshe Hen suffered burns during the attack.

Jabas was indicted on attempted murder charges, leading to an 11-year sentence.

Seven years later, it appears that Jabas believes Israel should pay for cosmetic surgery she says she needs due to injuries sustained in the attack she launched. While two similar requests have been rejected, Israel Prison Services has made sure she received multiple essential medical treatments at the state’s expense.

“I have [post-traumatic] stress and it is very difficult and significant for me,” Officer Hen recently told Channel 12. “There were another four full buses there and the fire reached a height of four stories.”

“If I hadn’t been there, everyone would’ve been burned. I received an honor for it, for the bravery, but I don’t feel that I did anything at all. Now this terrorist wants to [receive] an operation?” he added.

Israel Prisons Service stood “behind its refusal to fund a cosmetic treatment for the prisoner,” Arutz Sheva reported.