According to the Israelis Haaretz and Jpost.com, gunmen killed four people and seriously wounded several others in a shooting attack at a food and shopping center in Tel Aviv on Wednesday.Israeli authorities described the shootings as a terror attack.
One shooting occurred inside the open-air Sarona Market around 9:30 p.m. while another was reported on adjacent Ha’arba’ah Street, the Times of Israel reported.
Police confirmed that two attackers were arrested and one was shot and wounded. Footage from the scene showed an armed civilian firing shots at one of the suspected perpetrators.
As it has been referred to the initial reports, two armed men dressed in suits opened fire at passersby near the Benedict restaurant. A shooter then reportedly opened fire at the nearby Ha’arbaa Street, where he was eventually captured by police.
— RFI (@RFI) 8 juin 2016
Ten wounded people were evacuated to the nearby Ichilov Medical Center. The hospital later pronounced the deaths of four people, and said three other causalities were in life-threatening condition.
Hamas’s Al-Aksa Radio reported that the two perpetrators of a deadly shooting attack in central Tel Aviv on Wednesday night were Palestinian cousins from the West Bank town of Yatta, located near Hebron.
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According to reports in the Israeli media, citing witnesses and emergency workers, the two shooters were dressed in smart attire, white shirts, ties, jackets and black pants. Initially it had been reported that they were dressed as ultra-Orthodox Jews but that was discounted by Israel police spokeswoman Luba Samri.
— Conflict News (@Conflicts) 8 juin 2016
Un attentat terroriste à l’arme automatique a eu lieu mercredi soir dans le marché couvert de Sarona à Tel-Aviv, faisant au moins quatre morts, dont une fillette de quatre ans, et six blessés dont 3 dans un état critique, selon les médias israéliens.
Les deux terroristes étaient originaires de Yatta près de Hébron en Cisjordanie. Le village a été bouclée par l’armée israélienne suite à l’attaque selon i24news.