Tel Aviv Terrorist Identified => Nashad Milkham Sought By Police – May Be ISIS Operative

Israeli police identified the shooter today who murdered two people at a Tel Aviv bar and wounded seven others.

Nashad Milkham was arrested in 2007 after he tried to steal an Israeli soldier’s gun.
YNET reported on the crime in 2007 (translated).

** Milkham was smiling when he gunned down the Israelis at a bar.

The killer was filmed shopping at a grocery store before his deadly attack.

Here is another photo of a man identified as Nashad when he was arrested in 2007.

The Daily Mail reported:

Police are investigating if a shooting which left two dead in a bar in Israel was the first terror attack inspired by ISIS on the country as officers hunt the gunman.

The gunman entered a grocery store in central Tel Aviv, pulled out a gun and opened fire on customers at a nearby restaurant, leaving two dead and at least seven others seriously wounded.

Local media reports have named the alleged suspect as Nashad Milkham, a 29-year-old Arab Israeli man from Wadi Ara, who was arrested for trying to take a soldier’s gun in 2007.

His father, a volunteer with the Israeli police, identified him after watching the CCTV footage and contacted the police.

Yesterday a tweet was posted warning of an attack on the street in Tel Aviv. The tweet claimed to be representing ISIS although the jihadi group have not claimed official responsibility for the attack

…The Israeli police are hunting for the lone gunmen, who was reportedly identified by his father after watching the CCTV footage.

The gunman’s weapon was later found dumped inside a green rubbish bin after he fled the scene.

One of the suspect’s cousins told an Israeli television channel that his family were ‘overwhelmed’ and ‘devastated’.

The family member speculated that the wanted gunman would hand himself in to the police by the morning.

He also revealed that the suspect had struggled with drug problems in the past and that his arrest for assaulting a soldier in 2007 was fueled by his desire to steal his weapon to sell for drug money.

Here are photos of the victims of today’s attack.

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