IDF soldier killed in Beersheba attack laid to rest

October 19, 2015 16:24


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The funeral of IDF soldier Omri Levi who was killed in a terrorist attack in the Beersheba central bus station on his way to base on Sunday night, took place on Monday afternoon in his home town of Sdei Hemed. 

Levi, age 19, had completed his military training and served in 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.

Yaakov Lappin contributed to this report.

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