Police: Be’er Sheva Terrorist Was in Contact With Hamas - Israel News - Israel News

  • 9 years ago
Bedouin man who carried out a terror attack in Be'er Sheva last Monday that left two dead had been in contact with Hamas for a long time and prepared for the attack in advance, according to a police investigation.
The probe found that Mohannad al-Okbi, 21, kept photographs of Hamas activists on his phone, along with pictures of different weapons and other material indicating that he planned the attack at the southern city's central bus station.
Israel Defense Forces soldier Sgt. Omri Levy was murdered in the attack, along with Eritrean migrant worker Haftom Zarhum , who was mistaken for a terrorist, shot and viciously beaten by bystanders.
"The extensive evidence collected clearly shows that the terrorist carefully planned his actions over a period of time and was determined to hurt and kill soldier Omri Levy, of blessed memory, and many others," added Halevy.