Soldier Killed in Be'er Sheva Attack Identified

Omri Levy, 19, from Moshav Sdei Hemed, is the soldier who was murdered in the terrorist attack in Be'er Sheva.

Ben Ariel ,

 Scene of Be'er Sheva attack
Scene of Be'er Sheva attack

The name of the IDF soldier who was murdered in Sunday’s terrorist attack at the Be’er Sheva Central Bus Station is Omri Levy, 19, from Moshav Sdei Hemed in central Israel, near Kfar Saba.

Levy, a corporal, was promoted to the rank of sergeant after his death. His family has been notified, the IDF Spokesperson said in a statement.

Meanwhile, the Soroka Hospital in Be’er Sheva announced that a citizen of Eritrea, who was suspected of being a terrorist and was accidentally shot by security forces after the attack, died from his wounds at the hospital.

Nine people were wounded in Sunday’s attack, which was carried out by a terrorist armed with a handgun and knife.

The terrorist shot Levy and killed him, and then took his M-16 semiautomatic assault rifle and began firing it at a group of policemen, four of whom were injured.

Hamas earlier on Sunday welcomed the terrorist attack, saying it is “another heroic action against the occupation, which is on high alert. Our people will not be afraid of anything.”

Hamas spokes Husam Badran added that the attack was a response to the "cold-blooded executions of the military of the occupation."