Minister Demands: Expel the Terrorist's Family

Minister Regev urges the expulsion of family of Israeli Arab terrorist who launched bloody Be'er Sheva attack.

Hezki Baruch ,

Miri Regev
Miri Regev
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Sports and Culture Minister Miri Regev (Likud) called on Monday to expel the family of the Israeli Arab terrorist Muhaned Al-Okabi, who on Sunday night murdered a soldier and wounded nine other people at Be'er Sheva's Central Station.

The terrorist, a 21-year-old resident of the Bedouin town of Hura in the Negev and a citizen of Israel, grabbed a soldier's gun and opened fire while stabbing victims in the attack, before being shot to death by security forces.

A gag order was lifted on Monday revealing his identity, and further revealing that the terrorist's mother hails from Gaza, but she was allowed into sovereign Israeli territory after marrying an Arab citizen of Israel as part of the family reunification policy.

"The mother of the terrorist is a resident of Gaza who arrived in Israel due to a marriage with an Israeli citizen," wrote Regev on her official Facebook page.

"Now we need to negate her identity card and expel her and the entire family of the terrorist back to Gaza."

In the attack Sgt. Omri Levy, 19, of Sdey Hemed was murdered. His funeral is to take place at 4 p.m. on Monday at the cemetery of Sdey Hemed, an agricultural community near Kfar Saba in central Israel.

In the attack, aside from Levy another four soldiers were wounded, one of them seriously and three others lightly. Several civilians and security force members were also wounded.

An illegal immigrant from Eritrea was shot during the attack by a security guard who mistakenly suspected that he was an accomplice of the terrorist, and afterwards the man was beaten by angry civilians who thought he was a terrorist as well.

The infiltrator died of his wounds at Soroka Hospital in Be'er Sheva over night, and currently an investigation is being launched into his killing.