Bank robbery scene 370.
(photo credit: Yasser Okbi, The Post)
A Beduin man wounded during last month’s shooting at a Beersheba bank was shot
by the gunman who opened fire, not by police, according to an investigation
released on Tuesday by the Justice Ministry’s department for investigating
After waking up at Beersheba’s Soroka University
Medical Center last Thursday, Omar Walid of Rafah said that it was police who
shot him and not gunman Itamar Alon, who killed four people before taking his
life in the Bank Hapoalim branch in the Neve Ze’ev neighborhood.
was also famously taken from the scene in handcuffs – as was a Jewish- Israeli
shooting victim – by police, who at the time were not sure if the two were
involved in the shooting or not.
Southern District Police Cmdr. Yoram
Halevy said Tuesday that “in light of the investigative findings, the crime
scene findings, the laboratory ballistic results, the testimony of survivors,
and now the Justice Department probe – that determined without any shadow of a
doubt that the victim was shot and wounded by the murderer and not by police –
it is fitting that those who came out and attacked police, including public
figures, should express remorse at the defamation against Southern District