Assessment: Attack occurred on Dizengoff Street in heart of Tel Aviv. Shooter identified as Hamas terrorist …
Three people were wounded, including one critically, one seriously and one lightly, in a terrorist shooting attack in Tel Aviv on Thursday evening. Two other people were hospitalized for shock.
The shooter was eliminated by police and security forces.
The wounded, who are reported to be men in their 20s, have been taken to Ichilov Hospital where medical personnel later reported that their lives are not in danger.
“For they have consulted together with one consent; They form a confederacy against You: The tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites …” Psalm 83:5-6
Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai stated that the shooting was a terrorist attack and called on the protesters against the judicial reforms to vacate the scene of the attack. The terrorist has been identified as a 23-year-old member of the Hamas terrorist organization.
A preliminary investigation found that the terrorist arrived at a restaurant and opened fire at the diners. According to one of the reports, the terrorist’s weapon was jammed and two soldiers who were nearby shot and killed him.
Magen David Adom said in a statement: “At 8:40 p.m., a report was received on MDA’s 101 hotline in the central region regarding two people with gunshot wounds near a cafe on Dizengoff Street and Ben Gurion Street in Tel Aviv. This is an initial report only, and further updates will come later.”
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