An innocent Eritrean man was killed by Israeli crowd mistakenly

An innocent Eritrean man shot by a security guard and beaten to death by Israeli crowd who mistook him for a gunman from Israeli bus station attack.

The Eritrean was identified on Monday as an agricultural worker, Mulu Habtom Zerhom.

Video footage shows that he was being beaten by angry Israeli crowd who believed he was a second attacker of the incident on Sunday night at a bus station in the southern city of Beersheba.

And then, a bench was thrown at him and he was pinned to the ground with a chair. He died after being taken to hospital.

Police confirmed the actual attacker as an Arab Israeli citizen Mohannad Al-Aqaby, aged21, who had armed with a gun and a knife, opened fire at a bus station in Beersheba killed a 19-year-old boy and wound 10 people on Sunday night.

One of the attackers said that he did not realise Mr Mulu was not an attacker. “I saw people coming and crowding around him, I understood from them that this was the terrorist,” the man said.

“If I had known that this wasn’t the terrorist I would have protected him like I protect myself,” he added. “In a moment of fear and pressure, you do things you’re not conscious of whatsoever.”

Israeli officers are investigating to arrest those who “aggressively beat” and attacked Mr Mulu “while he lay on the floor and posed no threat,” according to police spokeswoman Luba Samri.