Driver Gabi Hen sent for psychiatric evaluation

November 13, 2010 15:23

A second IDF soldier died on Friday from injuries sustained when a truck driver deliberately rammed his vehicle into a crowded bus stop in Acre.

The latest victim of the assault has been named as Michal Zohar, 20, of Gilon, who was on her way home for the weekend from an IDF base. Gabi Hen, aged 45, confessed to driving his truck into the bus stop near Acre's train station on Thursday night.

Iman Kaizel, a soldier from the village of Marar, was killed in the attack. Several people were seriously injured.

An Acre Magistrate's Court ordered Hen to undergo a psychiatric evaluation on Friday, after he told police during questioning that he targeted the bus stop and soldiers deliberately because "the Shin Bet [Israel Security Agency] and the police killed my kid."

A subsequent police check revealed that the man has two children, both of whom are alive.

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