Israeli security forces have identified a Palestinian suspect who opened fire at a Beersheba bus station on Sunday killing an Israeli soldier and injuring nine other people, detaining one of the man’s relatives in relation to the incident.
The suspect was identified as Muhannad al-Aqabi, 21, a Bedouin citizen of Israel from the Negev town of Hura, Israeli police said.
Israel’s Shin Bet security agency have questioned al-Aqabi’s relatives on suspicion that he had help, including weapon training, to carry out the attack.
One family member was detained on suspicion of helping to plan the attack.
Al-Aqabi attacked Israelis at the central bus station in the southern Israeli city after entering the terminal with a knife and gun, killing an Israeli soldier and injuring nine people, including four other soldiers.
He was shot dead at the scene.
The Israeli soldier was identified as Omri Levi, 19.
Meanwhile, an Eritrean man who was shot after being suspected of being a second attacker died from his injuries on Monday.
The man was identified asHaftom Zarhum, 29, and had traveled to Beersheba to obtain a visa,Israelinews site Haaretz reported.
Graphic video footage shows Zarhum being assaulted and kicked in the head as he lies bleeding on the ground, with several benches thrown at him as an angry Israeli mob surrounds him, believing the asylum seeker to be involved in the attack.
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