The February 7th stabbing of an Israeli soldier by a Sudanese infiltrator was inspired by the ISIS terror group, Israel’s Shin Bet security force revealed on Thursday.
The attack, which took place near Ashkelon’s central bus station, would likely be the first ISIS terror attack on Israeli soil.
A 20-year-old soldier was wounded in the attack. His assailant, 32-year-old Sudanese national Kemal Hassan, was shot and killed by security forces shortly after the attack.
The Shin Bet reported that Hassan, a devout Muslim, had ISIS materials on his cellular phone.
Hassan had a history of violence, and in 2009 was sent to the Holot detention center. He managed to escape in 2014.