Settlers tortured an Israeli-Eritrean immigrant who was mistook for being an attacker.

Eritrean man shot, beaten to death in Beer Sheba bus station attack

UPDATED: 19th October 2015

PNN/ Bethlehem/

A Palestinian man, an Israeli settler and an Israeli soldier were killed and 11 others wounded in a shooting at the Central Bus Station in occupied Beer Sheba, southern Israel, on Sunday evening.

According to Israeli media, the police forces shot two people whom they thought were attackers. One of them turned out to be a 29-year old Eritrean national called Haftom Zarhum. The other has now been identified as 21-year old Muhanad Alukabi of the Bedouin town of Hura, just east of Beersheba.


One of Mr Zarhum’s assailants, identified only as Dudu, told a radio station this morning he felt “disgusting”.

He said:  “I saw people coming and crowding around him, I understood from them that this was the terrorist.”

He added: “If I had known that this wasn’t the terrorist I would have protected him like I protect myself.

“In a moment of fear and pressure, you do things you’re not conscious of whatsoever.”

“I didn’t sleep well last night and I only thought about those things, I feel disgusting.”

Among the 11 wounded, two are in serious condition.

IOF have spread hundreds of reservist soldiers all over the occupied West Bank and Israel.

Haaretz quoted Israeli chief of police in the south, Deputy Commissioner Yoram Levi, saying that an armed Palestinian entered the central bus station, shot-dead a soldier, and continued his shooting spree.

Then, he allegedly grabbed the soldier’s gun and continued shooting in the central bus station.

On his way out, he ran into more soldiers, and was shot and killed.

Levi added that a knife and a pistol with ammunition were found in his belongings.



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