Brother of Beersheba attacker indicted

The public prosecution indicts Omar Alukabi, whose brother Muhanad Alukabi was killed carrying out a deadly terror attack last week in the Beersheba central bus station.

Omar Alukabi, 20, is accused at the Beersheba Magistrate’s Court of failing to prevent the attack by his brother, 21, who according to the prosecution had declared his intention to “liberate” the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem and made anti-Semitic remarks.

The prosecution says the younger Alkubi also knew his brother was in possession of a gun.

The prosecution is asking the court to send Alkubi to jail for the remainder of the proceedings against him.

The attack on the bus station killed an IDF soldier, Sgt. Omri Levy, and wounded 11.

An Eritrean man, Haftom Zarhum, 29, died in the hospital after he was shot by a security guard who mistakenly identified him as a terrorist, and also beaten by an enraged mob.

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