YnetNews By: Hassan Shaalan and Yoav Zitun

 

The people of the Wadi Ara region, from which the attacker comes, have expressed hope that police can find him quickly. Among them are members of his family.

 

“It’s important to me now that they reach my son and arrest him, because he’s still armed, and just like he murdered two people he could murder more.” Those were the words spoken by the father of Friday’s deadly shooting attack at the Simta bar on Tel Aviv’s Dizengoff Street.

 

The father is the one who called the police and told them that he recognized his son in the footage of the incident that was broadcast on television. “I’m worried and I want to hear that he’s in the Police’s hands,” he said, adding, “I stayed at the police station until 6am. I didn’t know about the incident at all. Suddenly friends called and told me. Right after I saw his photo, I drove to the Iron police station and told them it was my son. I’m shocked and my mental state is difficult. We all condemn the event. I don’t know from where this disaster came upon us. My son was in therapy. We didn’t have a feeling that he wanted to perpetrate any unusual act.”

 

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