A terrorist who stabbed a soldier in Ashkelon earlier this month turns out to have been a Sudani supporter of Da’esh (ISIS).
Kamal Aysh Aziz Hassan Mohammed, 32, was a Sudanese citizen who infiltrated into Israel a number of years ago, according to the findings of a joint investigation by the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) and Israel Police Southern District.
Among other factors, the investigation revealed the attacker was a devout Muslim and that his mobile phone contained photos of various Da’esh (ISIS) operatives from around the world. His attack that day apparently was fueled by inspiration from Da’esh.
On February 7, Mohammed stabbed an IDF soldier at the intersection of Ben Gurion Boulevard and British Jewry in Ashkelon.
After the attack, Mohammed escaped, fleeing into a residential neighborhood.
A second soldier saw the stabbing and immediately ran after the suspect, who fled, but was chased down and then shot by his pursuer who had quickly closed the distance and neutralized him.
Mohammed was seriously wounded in the incident, and later died of his wounds at Ashkelon’s Barzilai Medical Center.
It turns out he had a record of violent crimes in Israel, separate and apart from whatever he might have done in his country of origin before infiltrating the Jewish State.
Mohammed was arrested in 2009 on suspicion of involvement in violent crimes; he also escaped from the Holon facility in 2014 and since that time has lived in Ashdod and Ashkelon. It seems that the attack was inspired by the Da’esh terror organization.
The findings were released as part of the joint investigation by the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) and the southern district Israel Police.
Hana Levi Julian