Progress made in investigation of Eilat Port attack

Shin Bet investigation of attack by Jordanian worker at Eilat Port found that the attack was nationalistically motivated.

Arutz Sheva Staff,

Eilat Port
Eilat Port
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Significant progress has been made in the investigation of the attack at the Eilat Port two and a half weeks ago, during which a Jordanian citizen attacked two Israelis with a hammer and moderately injured them.

According to a report on Channel 10 News on Sunday evening, an investigation by the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) revealed that the attack was nationalistically motivated and that the terrorist did not act alone and that others from a foreign country were involved.

The State Prosecutor's Office plans to file an indictment against the terrorist in the coming days.

The two Israelis who were injured in the attack, which took place at the end of November at the Eilat Port, were evacuated at first to the Yoseftal Hospital in Eilat and then were taken by helicopter to the Soroka Hospital in Be'er Sheva.

The Jordanian was arrested by the police, and after suspicion arose that the attack was nationalistically motivated, he was transferred for interrogation by the Shin Bet.

The police investigation revealed that as part of renovation work at the dock in the port, divers were recruited to perform underwater work. The divers, who worked with the Jordanian workers, asked the attacker to bring them equipment. However, the latter returned with a hammer and hit them in the head.