'Five people shot dead in Tel Aviv terror attack' by 'Arab gunman'

'Five people shot dead in Tel Aviv terror attack' by 'Arab gunman'

March 29, 2022

‘Five people shot dead in Tel Aviv terror attack’: ‘Arab gunman’ is ‘neutralised’ after multiple attacks in across Israeli city

  • Five people have been killed by a Palestinian gunman who opened fire in Israel
  • There were reports of several people being shot in two locations near Tel Aviv
  • Israeli police forces say a gunman has been killed and another arrested

At least five people have been killed in what Israeli police officials are calling a terror attack.

A gunman on a motorcycle reportedly opened fire in a crowded area in central Israel in the second mass shooting this week. 

While the circumstances were initially unclear, there were two reported shootings at different locations near Tel Aviv, in the Israeli city of Ramat Gan and in nearby Bnei Brak.

There has been no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack. 

Israeli security and medical personnel secure the scene of an attack in which people were killed by a gunman on a main street in Bnei Brak, near Tel Aviv, Israel

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men gather at the scene of an attack in which people were killed by a gunman on a main street in Bnei Brak

Emergency services attend the scene of an attack in which people were killed by a gunman on a main street in Bnei Brak

In Bnei Brak a police officer was seriously injured but the shooter, a Palestinian from the area of Jenin, was killed.

Another terrorist was arrested. 

Residents have been urged to stay indoors by police.

The number of Israelis killed in attacks over the past week has now risen to 11.

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett called an emergency meeting of top security officials later Tuesday.

He also tweeted: ‘Israel is facing a wave of murderous Arab terrorism.

‘My heart goes out to the families who lost their loved ones tonight, and I pray for the well-being of the wounded.

‘The security forces are working.

‘We will fight terror with perseverance, stubbornness and an iron fist.

‘They will not move us from here.

‘We will win.’ 

Israel’s Magen David Adom ambulance service said there were five casualties but did not give their condition.

According to the television report, the gunman first shot towards apartment balconies in Bnei Brak, an ultra-Orthodox Jewish suburb of Tel Aviv, and then fired at people in the street.

Footage (pictured) shows the gunman on a street near Tel Aviv firing at people and vehicles he can see

Israel police officials say one terrorist has been killed and another arrested 

The gunman was reportedly on a motorcycle (pictured) when he began firing in a crowded area

Israeli police forensics experts at the scene of the attack in Bnei Brak

Israeli security forces gather at the scene of an attack

Israeli police search a car at the scene of a shooting attack

Footage online shows a man dressed in black and pointing an assault rifle walking down a street, shooting at people on the street and in a car.

‘I live on Hashneim Street in Bnei Brak and I was at home when I heard gunshots,’ paramedic Menachem Englander said, according to a tweet posted by Magen David Adom.

‘I immediately went out to the street and saw a terrorist pointing a weapon at me. By a miracle, his weapon jammed and he couldn’t shoot.’ 

Following the attack the official Twitter account of Israel tweeted:

’11 Israelis murdered in terrorist attacks in one week.

’11 Israelis who will never hug their mothers, fathers, siblings & children again.

‘Our prayers are with the victims and their families during this time.

‘May the memory of those killed be a blessing.’

Israeli security forces guard the scene of a shooting attack that took place earlier this evening

Footage shows a gunman shooting at people walking by and vehicles 

The UK’s Foreign Secretary, Liz Truss tweeted: ‘I am deeply saddened by another terrible terror attack in Israel today. My thoughts are with the Israeli people, especially those affected.

 ‘The UK condemns this horrifying and senseless violence.’

On Sunday, as an Israeli-Arab summit convened in southern Israel, an Arab assailant shot and killed two police officers in Hadera, before other officers shot and killed him. 

Last week, an Arab citizen killed four people in a stabbing and car ramming attack in Beersheba, before being killed by a passerby.

Israeli authorities said he was an Islamic State sympathiser. 

More updates to follow. 

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