2011 Tel Aviv truck attack
|2011 Tel Aviv truck attack|
|Part of Israeli–Palestinian conflict|
Highway 461, Israel. The attack took place on the section of the road inside Tel Aviv.
|Location||Tel Aviv, Israel|
|Date||15 May 2011Nakba Day)(|
|Perpetrators||Aslam Ibrahim Isa|
On the morning of 15 May 2011, on Nakba Day, a terrorist attack was carried out in Tel Aviv. A truck was deliberately rammed into cars and pedestrians at busy "Bar-Lev" street (Highway 461) in the south of the city, killing one person and injuring 17 others. The truck driver was identified as Aslam Ibrahim Isa, a 22-year-old Arab-Israeli man from the city of Kfar Kassem. Immediately after the attack He was arrested and taken to questioning by police.
Around 9:35 A.M, beginning at "Mesubim" junction and for 2 kilometers (1.2 miles), Isa shouted "Allahu Akbar!" as he hit with his truck multiple cars, buses, traffic signs, security rails, and some people. Police said a total of 15 vehicles were hit during the attack. The ramming attack ended when the truck crashed into an empty bus near a school. After the crashing, Isa left the truck and reportedly shouted and threw objects at people. He caught a traffic light and hit with it a young girl in the hand.[clarification needed] He was arrested by police, and later sentenced to prison.
The victim of the attack was Aviv Morag, a 29-year-old man from Givatayim.
This was one of a small cluster of terrorist vehicle-ramming attacks in Israeel in this period, including the 2008 Jerusalem bulldozer attack, 2008 Jerusalem BMW attack and the 2011 Tel Aviv nightclub attack.
- Lappin, Yaakov (16 May 2011). "Shouting 'Allahu Akbar,' truck driver leaves deadly trail in south Tel Aviv. 1 dead, 17 injured in carnage. Police suspect 'Nakba Day' terror attack". Jerusaelm Post. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
- Lappin, Yaakov (29 August 2011). "Background: Ramming Terror Attacks in Recent Years". Jeruslaem Post. Retrieved 1 October 2017.