October 8, 2018: IDF and Shin Bet troops launch a massive manhunt in Barkan

October 8, 2018 | Brainwave Science


Over this last weekend, Kim Levengrond Yehezkel, 28, a mother of one, and Ziv Hajbi, a 35-year-old father of three, were shot dead by a suspected Palestinian terrorist, Ashraf Walid Suleiman Na’alowa, at the Barkan Industrial Park near the settlement-city of Ariel. Na’alowa fled the scene of the attack, prompting a large-scale manhunt, in which IDF troops set up road closures and checkpoints throughout the area, including at the entrances to some Palestinian towns in the northern West Bank. IDF special forces, including the Oketz K-9 unit, took part in the searches. Israeli Defence Forces and ISA (Israel Security Agency, also known as Shin Bet), Border Police as well as Palestinian Police are co-operating with each other in the case of this brutal multiple murder. Before carrying out the attack, Na’alowa gave a coworker a note in which he said he planned to commit suicide and praised late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. The note has led security forces to conclude that the shooting was a terror attack.

IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot visited the scene of the terror attack, where he held a security assessment “in which he ordered a reinforcement of troops and various defense efforts,” the IDF said. Following the events, Israeli security forces detained the brother and sister of the terrorist suspected of shooting that led to two Israelis dead and 1 wounded.

As per reports in Times of Israel, “Following the terror shooting that took place in the Barkan Industrial Park, in which Kim Levengrond Yehezkel and Ziv Hajbi — may their memories be blessed — were killed and another female civilian was injured, last night IDF troops, working with the Shin Bet and Border Police, operated in the village of Shuweika, where the terrorist was from,” the army said. Total 19 Palestinian suspects have been arrested by IDF so far and the military launched an investigation of the attack to determine, among other things, how the gun was smuggled into the industrial park and whether the terrorist intended to take Levengrond Yehezkel hostage, having used zip-ties to bind her hands. According to the IDF, Na’alowa had no history of terrorist activities and was not tied to any terror groups, though several of them applauded his actions.


While terror attacks in Israel are never taken lightly, the method of killing and the location both served to send an extra shiver up the spine of the Israeli zeitgeist, and meanwhile, the killer is still on the run.  This specific case of a terrorist event that happened in Barkan has many questions that remain a mystery. It leaves questions about the zip tie-using terrorist’s intentions, the continuation of coexistence, and whether West Bank violence can be contained. According to a statement from U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, “The Barkan Industrial Zone has been a model of Israeli-Palestinian coexistence since 1982, with thousands working and prospering together. Today a terrorist shattered that harmony by brutally murdering two Israelis at work. Our deepest condolences to the families of the victims.” troops

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Terrorists know who they are. They know what terrorist affiliations they have. They have inside information at least of their own terrorist plans, and often of secret information regarding a more extensive terrorist organization or network. They know what terrorist activities they have perpetrated in the past, and they know the details of the terrorist activities they plan for the future. All of this information is stored in their brains. iCognative accurately and scientifically detects this information stored in the brain. In the case of Barkan attack, law enforcement has identified the prime suspect and arrested several others, IDF can very well investigate the case using this technology to quickly determine the location of the prime suspect at large. Authorities have arrested dozens of people in connection with the attack during raids, including the brother and the sister of the prime suspect. Some of these undoubtedly are terrorists who were aware of Na’alowa’s planning and preparations for this deadly act, others may be innocents including some family members, relatives and friends. The critical task in the investigation is to distinguish accurately between these two very different types of individuals, to bring the perpetrators and planners to justice, and to exonerate and free the innocent.

In such multifaceted cases, iCognative by Brainwave Science is needed. iCognative – revolutionary new scientific technology to detect specific information stored the brain, provides evidence to identify criminals and terrorists accurately and scientifically. Details related to Barkan case in form of words, phrases or pictures presented on a computer screen for all suspects under investigation. Key details related to case such as: name of the suspect, date and time of the attack, names and pictures of the victims, type of weapon/gun used, screenshot from CCTV footage captured, testimonies of manager at Barkan factory, other witness testimonies and details not released to public (called Stimuli) all can be used to conduct a iCognative test in this crucial case. troops

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Media Sources: Times Of Israel, Haartez