Shin Bet refutes reports terrorist had entry permit to Israel

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent

The Shin Bet security agency says the Palestinian terrorist who carried out the car-ramming and stabbing attack in Tel Aviv did not have an entry permit to Israel.

The agency in a statement names the attacker as Abed al-Wahab Khalaila, 20, from the southern West Bank town of as-Samu, near Hebron.

Earlier reports by Hebrew-language media incorrectly the attacker as Hussein Khalaila, 23, an apparent relative who had a permit to enter Israel for medical care.

The Shin Bet says the attacker, Abed al-Wahab Khalaila, had no known prior security offenses.

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