Police believe Tel Aviv terrorist also murdered cab driver

Arab cab driver Ayman Shaaban, who is suspected to have been killed by the same attacker who shot dead two Israelis on Dizengoff Street in Tel Aviv on Jan. 1. Credit: Provided photo.

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Police believe the Dizengoff Street shooting attack that killed two Israelis and injured seven in Tel Aviv on Jan. 1 is linked to the murder of Arab cab driver Ayman Shaaban, who was found dead less than an hour later, according to information revealed following the partial lift of a Shin Bet security agency gag order on the case.

On Tuesday, when Police Commissioner Roni Alsheikh visited the home of Tel Aviv attack victim Alon Bakal’s family to offer his condolences, he made comments tying the two incidents together. Police believe Arab gunman Nashat Milhem shot the cab driver to death after attempting to catch a ride with him while fleeing the scene of the attack.

The search for Milhem entered its sixth day on Thursday.

Posted on January 7, 2016 .