International

Four Killed in Tel Aviv Shopping Center Terror Attack

Four Killed in Tel Aviv Shopping Center Terror Attack

Scene of the attack in Tel Aviv (Credit: AP)
Scene of the attack in Tel Aviv (Credit: AP)

Four people were killed and six injured after two gunmen opened fire at a popular shopping center in Tel Aviv on Wednesday night.

The attack occurred around 9:30PM at the food and retail shopping center near government buildings. Video footage showed the two armed men dressed in suits opening fire at civilians near one of the restaurants.

The two attackers, identified as Palestinians who are from the same family and are from the Hebron area, were arrested shortly after the shooting. One of the attackers was captured uninjured while another was shot by police and taken to a nearby hospital in stable condition for treatment.

According to Haaretz, Israeli police said that the two Palestinians entered Israel illegally. Hamas praised the “heroes” of the attack, but did not claim responsibility.

Hours after the attack, Israel suspended Palestinian permits, banning more than 80,000 Palestinians from entering Israel.

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called for an emergency security briefing following the attack.

“I think a larger tragedy was avoided by the resolute action of citizens, of security people, police,” said the Israeli Prime Minister after the attack, adding that necessary steps will be taken to punish the attackers.

“This is a savage crime of murder and terrorism in the heart of Tel Aviv. It’s done by criminal terrorists who don’t value human life, who are willing to murder innocent citizens who were sitting in a coffee shop.”

Egypt's Cabinet Proposes Prison Sentences for Black Market Foreign Exchange
Egypt Dismisses 'ISIS Threat to Blow Up Pyramids'

Subscribe to our newsletter


International

More in International

Egyptian+Cotton+Field

Wal-Mart Sued for Selling Fake ‘Egyptian Cotton’ Products

Egyptian StreetsNovember 12, 2016
Photo: AP

Egypt’s President Sisi Invites Trump to Cairo, First to Congratulate Him for Victory

Egyptian StreetsNovember 9, 2016
00678rgogw1f4cpm2xjkej315o0rsdqy

Donald Trump Elected President of the United States of America

Egyptian StreetsNovember 9, 2016
portugal-antonio-guterres

Who is António Guterres? Meet the New United Nations Secretary General

Egyptian StreetsOctober 6, 2016
160917215158-02-chelsea-explosion-overlay-tease-1

‘Huge Explosion’ Rocks New York City, Injures 25

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 18, 2016
download (1)

11 Turkish Policemen Killed in Truck Bomb Attack

Egyptian StreetsAugust 27, 2016
turkey-explosion-wedding-2

50 Killed in Turkey Kurdish Wedding Terror Attack

Egyptian StreetsAugust 21, 2016
27FRANCE-web1-superJumbo

84-Year-Old Priest Killed in France Church Attack

Egyptian StreetsJuly 26, 2016
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2016 ES Media UG. All Rights Reserved.