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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.[1] 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.

2011 Tel Aviv truck attack
Part of Israeli–Palestinian conflict
461 Highway Israel.jpg
Highway 461, Israel. The attack took place on the section of the road inside Tel Aviv.
LocationTel Aviv, Israel
Date15 May 2011 (2011-05-15) (Nakba Day)
Attack type
Vehicle-ramming attack
Non-fatal injuries
PerpetratorsAslam Ibrahim Isa

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.[2] 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.[3]

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  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ Lappin, Yaakov (29 August 2011). "Background: Ramming Terror Attacks in Recent Years". Jeruslaem Post. Retrieved 1 October 2017.