Man run over by Arab recognized as terror victim

Avraham Asher Hasno's family to receive state-funded benefits for bereaved families two weeks after brutal murder.

Uzi Baruch ,

Avraham Hasno Hy"d
Avraham Hasno Hy"d

The Defense Ministry has officially recognized Avraham Asher Hasno as a terror victim, it announced Monday, providing the Hasno family with the state-funded financial and psychological help given to other bereaved familes. 

Hasno was murdered at Al Fawar Junction near Hevron in Judea two weeks ago, after he was lured out of his car by an Arab rock ambush; an Arab truck driver then ran him over and killed him.

An Arutz Sheva analysis of photographic evidence of the incident reveals the driver - who turned himself in to Palestinian police claiming it was an accident - ran over Hasno at least twice in cold-blooded murder.

Arab residents cheered and whistled as paramedics unsuccessfully tried to save the victim's life.

Ruthie, Avraham's wife, revealed to Army Radio shortly after the attack that the same driver had targeted them just 24 hours earlier, in an attack which the two narrowly escaped. 

Terror victims' and their families receive a package of services from Bituach Leumi (also known as the National Insurance Institute), including a state-assigned social worker; refunds for money lost due to time lost at work, hospital expenses, travel expenses to hospital, cell phone charges, and parking fees in the direct wake of the attack; payment for medical expenses for up to 9 months after the attack; and psychological treatments to the victim and, often, his or her family.

4,754 Israelis were recognized as victims of terror since 1948 as of mid-2014.