According to Israeli officials, three people were injured when a Palestinian gunman opened fire in Tel Aviv’s crowded streets. He was then shot and killed.
Following Thursday night’s shooting at Dizengoff Street (a popular thoroughfare dotted with restaurants and shops), one of the wounded was in critical condition.
Although there were no immediate details regarding the circumstances of the shooting incident, Israeli police stated that initial signs indicated it was a terrorist attack.
One amateur video taken in Tel Aviv shows repeated gunfire, which was apparently being heard as the attacker is stopped.
Numerous police officers were seen racing to the scene.
MADA Rescue Service stated that one of the injured was in critical condition. Zaka, another medical service, claimed that the shooter had been killed.
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Shooting came hours after latest Israeli raid
On Thursday, Israeli security forces claimed that they had raided Jaba village to arrest suspected terrorists who wanted to attack Israeli soldiers.
Police said that the suspects opened fire upon Israeli troops and they responded by shooting back. Three people were killed, all of them being part of the militant group Palestinian Islamic Jihad.
According to the Palestinian Health Ministry, the men were identified as Sufyan Fakhoury (26), Nayef Malaisha (25), and Ahmed Fashafsha (22) and claimed that they were struck by Israeli fire during military operations.
Authorities added that a fourth man was also taken to hospital after sustaining a head injury from a gunshot.
Israeli police also shared a photograph of assault rifles and pistols, ammunition, explosive devices, and ammunition that they claimed troops had confiscated in Jaba. This is just south of Jenin, the flashpoint city.
A fledgling militant group composed of young disillusioned Palestinians has lived in Jaba for the past few months. They have taken up arms against Israel’s open-ended occupation now in its 56th anniversary.
This group is part of a wider trend of emerging armed movements across the West Bank that have defied the increasingly unpopular Palestinian Authority, and claim no ties with any particular political party.
In the West Bank, violence has increased in recent months, especially in the past two months.
Israeli police also released footage from a raid that took place on Tuesday. Palestinian authorities claimed multiple Palestinians were killed and many others were injured in the raid.