8 Apr 2022 7:03 am
Two people were shot dead and eight others injured in central Tel Aviv on Thursday evening. A gunman opened fire on a busy street in the city. The March 7 shooting is the latest in a series of terrorist attacks in Israel.
In the center of the Israeli metropolis of Tel Aviv, an unknown perpetrator shot people on Thursday evening. The attack happened on busy Dizengoff Street. According to the rescue services Zaka and Mada, at least eight were injured and two died. The police described the incident as a nationalist-motivated terrorist attack, although the identity of the attacker is unknown.
According to the police, the attacker was on the run and was trying to find, disarm and arrest the criminal as quickly as possible. Meanwhile, police are asking the public to stay away from Dizengoff Street. In addition, public transport in the center of Tel Aviv has been suspended.
An eyewitness described the horrific events as follows:
“We were sitting in a restaurant on Dizengoff Street and suddenly there was a huge noise and a crowd of people who all started running. Tables fell over, we got carried away and ran away. Nobody knew what was going on.”
The Israeli news agency The Times of Israel pointed out that Thursday evenings in particular are one of the busiest days of the week in Tel Aviv’s bars.
Meanwhile, Hamas officials celebrate the attack on downtown Tel Aviv. However, the radical Islamic Palestinian organization did not take responsibility for the attack. The senior Hamas official Mushir al-Masri verbatim:
“Resistance operations are a natural response to Israel’s crimes against the Palestinian people.”
Israel has been hit by a wave of terrorist attacks in the past month. On March 22, four Israelis were killed in a knife attack in Be’er Sheva. On March 27, two border police officers were killed in a shootout in Hadera. On March 30, two Israeli civilians, two Ukrainian nationals and a police officer were killed in a shooting in Bnei Brak.
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