Published May 19, 2003
JERUSALEM – A body found on a Tel Aviv beach last week was identified Monday as that of an accomplice of a suicide bomber who blew himself up outside a Tel Aviv pub (search) last month, a forensics expert said. Both men were Britons.
The accomplice, Omar Khan Sharif (search), also tried to carry out a bombing, but his explosives failed, and he fled. Israeli police launched a manhunt, but were unable to find him.
Dr. Yehuda Hiss, head of Israel's Forensics Institute, said Monday that a body that had washed up on a Tel Aviv beach last week was identified as that of Sharif. Hiss said two British detectives provided DNA samples, Hiss said.