Terror in the Negev: Israeli Policeman 1st Sgt. Erez Levi Hy”d Killed in Ramming Attack

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In a suspected car ramming terror attack in Umm al-Hiran, a Bedouin Negev village, a vehicle driven by Yaqoub Mousa Abu Al-Qia’an slammed into a group of Israeli police officers, killing Israeli policeman 1st Sgt. Erez Levi Hy”d. He was 34 and lived in Yavneh.

The suspected terrorist, Yaqoub Mousa Abu Al-Qia’an, was shot and killed.

The attack took place during clashes over home demolitions in the town.

Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan confirmed to Israel Radio that it was a “terror attack.”

Police later stated that the terrorist was an “Islamic Movement activist” who “accelerated toward the officers with the intent of carrying out a ramming attack,” adding that “there are a number of wounded [officers] in various conditions.”

Police are looking into the attacker’s connections to Islamic State.

In a separate incident, Arab Joint List faction leader MK Ayman Odeh was struck in the head by a sponge-tipped bullet in the clashes and several other people were reportedly seriously wounded.

{Matzav.com Israel}

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