The terrorist Fadi al-Qanbar from Jabel Mukar, was reported to be a released prisoner and lived not far from the site of the attack. The terrorist was shot and killed by an armed civilian who was at the scene. Reports are saying that soldiers at the scene were asking their commander permission to open fire at the terrorist while their fellow soldiers were being killed.
A symptom of the Hebron soldier, Elor Azariya case which has soldiers scared to shoot for fear of prosecution.
Footage of the deadly terror attack was released which shows Israeli soldiers congregating at the promenade as the truck attacks.