Tel Aviv terrorist suspected in taxi driver murder

Authorities suspect Nashat Melhem also killed Amin Shaban, taxi driver from Lod whose body was found hour after Tel Aviv attack.

Orly Harari,

Amin Shaban
Amin Shaban
Courtesy of the family

The security establishment suspects that Nashat Melhem, the terrorist who killed two people yesterday, was also involved in the murder of a taxi driver from Lod.

Amin Shaban's body was found with bullet wounds, about an hour after the attack on Dizengoff Street occurred. He is survived by his three wives and 11 children. 

Authorities are already searching for Melhem for murdering Alon Bakal and Shimon Ruim and wounding seven others. Four of the wounded victims are being treated in hospitals - two are lightly wounded and in Ichilov Hospital, one is moderately wounded in Tel Hashomer, and one is lightly wounded in Beilinson Hospital.

Police and members of the Israel Security Agency raided the Melhem family home this afternoon and arrested Nashat's brother, Jodat. He is suspected of assisting in the attack.




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