Beersheba Terrorist Identified as Israeli Bedouin From Town of Hura


The Palestinian terrorist left 2 men killed and 10 others injured in his attack on Israelis at the Beersheba bus station Sunday night.
• Palestinians report 44 have thus far been killed, and over 1,800 wounded in recent attacks against Israeli Jews.

By i24news


The Palestinian terrorist who opened fire on passengers at the central bus station in the southern Israeli city of Beersheba Sunday evening was identified as 21 year-old Bedouin man Mohaned al-Okhbi, an Israeli citizen from the southern Bedouin town of Hura.

Two victims of the Beersheba terror attack, Omri Levi, 19 (left), and Haltom Zarhum, 29 (right), on October 18 2015 – Montage i24news

According to Israeli media, a relative of Al-Okhbi, who held Israeli citizenship, was arrested by the Shin Bet, Israel’s internal security agency.

A gag order was placed on the investigation of the attack in which ten people were injured and two killed.

The funeral of one of the dead, a soldier, identified as a Omri Levi, 19, of Sde Hemed is planned for later Monday.

The other, an Eritrean asylum seeker identified as Haftom Zarhum, 29 succumbed to wounds he sustained after being shot and critically injured by a security guard who mistook him for a terrorist. Binsamo was then kicked by agitated bystanders who also believed he was a Palestinian assailant. His body will be flown to Eriteria for burial.

Medical services said the injured included two people in serious condition, two in moderate condition, and another two with light wounds. The victims were evacuated to Soroka Medical Center in the city.


Palestinians: 44 killed, over 1,800 wounded in recent violence

The Palestinian Health Ministry reported Sunday that 44 Palestinians, including those who have carried out attacks, have been killed and 1,800 have been wounded in clashes with Israeli security forces in the recent wave of violence.

A Palestinian student accidentally sets himself on fire while throwing a Molotov cocktail towards Israeli soldiers during clashes near the West Bank town of Hebron, on October 13, 2015 – Photo: AFP

According to the ministry, 30 of those killed are from the West Bank or East Jerusalem, and another 14 were killed in the Gaza Strip. Eleven of the dead were aged 16 or younger stressed the Palestinian Authority.



A Palestinian protester uses a slingshot to throw back a tear gas canister fired by Israeli security forces during clashes at the main entrance of the West Bank city of Bethlehem on October 16, 2015 – Photo: Musa al-Shaer/AFP


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