In the settlement of Ar Bracha is the funeral ceremony of Rabbi Itamar Ben Gale, who died in the terrorist attack at the entrance to Ariel. The funeral ceremony is attended by hundreds of people, including rabbis, public figures and politicians. The Knesset at the funeral is the speaker of Parliament Yuli Edelstein.
Rabbi Ben Gal was a teacher at the yeshiva in har Bracha and the class teacher at the yeshiva for students of the movement «Bnei Akiva» in Givat Shmuel. He was killed at the moment when heading to the ceremony of circumcision nephew of his wife. «I want to Itamar was buried in har Bracha — the village, which he loved,» said the widow of the victim. From Itamar Ben Gal left four children.
Security forces continue the investigation and prosecution of terrorist suspect in the murder of Itamar Ben Gal. Radio «Kahn Beth» said there is a dramatic breakthrough in the investigation of the attack, but all the details not allowed to be published.
As previously reported, the 19-year-old terrorist who committed the attack in Ariel, carried an Israeli identity card. His father is a Palestinian Arab resident of Nablus. Mother is Israeli. The terrorist was known to social services in tel Aviv who tried to help him, so he was left without a roof over your head. A short time he lived in «Beit a-Shanti», a refuge for homeless youth in tel Aviv, but was forced to leave because he refused to stop regular visits to Nablus for meetings with his father.
It is noted that in the account of the terrorist in the social network facebook there are numerous records of anti-Israel content. However the terrorist has never been arrested for participation in riots or violent acts.
The attack at the entrance to Ariel was made on 5 Feb at 14:30. Several hours later it published a video from the surveillance cameras installed near the scene of the attack.
In the video you can see the 29-year-old Itamar Ben Gal next to the bus stop. At this time on the opposite side of the road stops in a yellow taxi, which landed a terrorist. He crosses the road, runs up to Ben, Galya and attacks him from behind. Ben Gal drops jacket, for which it tries to get hold of a terrorist, and runs across the road. Terrorist throws his bag in the middle of the road and runs over to the wounded man. Further events were not captured by surveillance cameras.
According to witnesses, Itamar Ben Gal ran up to standing on the opposite side of the road the bus knocked into the windshield, said that he was wounded and lost consciousness. He was taken to the hospital «Beilinson» in Petah Tikva, where doctors pronounced him dead.
A witness to the attack was the IDF officer. He tried to bring down a terrorist car. The assailant suffered minor injuries, but managed to get into his waiting car. He managed to escape.
According to reports in the media, in a bag thrown by a terrorist, was discovered comb, gel for hair styling, the charger for the phone, as well as documents of the terrorist. Thus, the security services know who committed the attack.