Report: Istanbul terrorist followed Israelis from hotel

Turkish journalist reports that Istanbul bomber targeted Israeli victims, following them from hotel and approaching them before blowing up.
By Yedidya Ben-Or
First Publish: 3/21/2016, 11:20 AM

Scene of the attack
Scene of the attack
REUTERS/Osman Orsal

A Turkish journalist has posted on Twitter that the terrorist who attacked Istanbul on Saturday followed the his Israeli victims from the moment they left their hotel until they reached Istiklal Avenue.

According to the report, the terrorist then waited for the Israelis to finish eating in a restaurant, approached them, and set off his bomb.

The attack left three Israelis dead and another 11 wounded. The dead victims were Simcha Damari, Yonatan Suher and Avraham Goldman.

On Sunday, Turkish security officials revealed that the bomber's identity. He was a 24-year-old ISIS operative named Mehmet Ozturk. Authorities believe he received military training in Syria.