IDF names soldier killed in Beersheba terror attack as Sgt. Omri Levi

Levi was on his way to base when a Beduin-Israeli terrorist shot and killed him at Beersheba central bus station.

October 19, 2015 13:01
Omri Levy

Omri Levy. (photo credit: Courtesy)


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The IDF named the soldier murdered in Sunday night's terror attack in Beersheba as Sgt. Omri Levi.

Levi will be laid to rest in a cemetery located in his home village of Sdei Hemed, in central Israel, on Monday.

He was 19 years old, and served in the Golani infantry brigade. Levi was on his way to base when a Beduin-Israeli terrorist shot and killed him at Beersheba central bus station.

Levi resided in Sdei Hemed, and had completed his military training. He served Golani's Battalion 12. The IDF posthumously promoted him from the rank of corporal to sergeant.

Four IDF soldiers were wounded in the attack; one seriously and three lightly. Several civilians and police officers were also injured in the terrorist attack, which ended when police shot the attacker, Muhand Al-Okabi, from the Beduin, Negev town of Hura, dead.

An Eritrean civilian who mistaken for a terrorist by the station's security guard was shot and critically injured. He was then assaulted by a mob, and died of his injuries in hospital soon afterwards. Police have launched an investigation.

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