Tel Aviv shooting suspect killed by Israeli security forces-Xinhua

Tel Aviv shooting suspect killed by Israeli security forces

Source: Xinhua

Editor: huaxia

2022-04-08 16:47:59

JERUSALEM, April 8 (Xinhua) -- Israeli security forces early Friday morning located and killed a Palestinian gunman suspected of carrying out a shooting attack against Israelis the previous evening that killed two and wounded several others.

The suspect, a Palestinian from the West Bank, was located hiding near a mosque in Jaffa and was killed in an exchange of fire with Israeli Security Agency agents and Israel National Counter-Terrorism Unit officers.

The security agency said that an investigation into the attack is still ongoing, and "none of our forces were wounded."

On Thursday evening, the suspect opened fire into a crowded bar on Dizengoff street, where many cafes and bars are located, Tel Aviv Police Commander Amichai Eshed said in a briefing to journalists.

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett held a situation assessment meeting Friday morning with his defense minister, public security minister and other senior officials, according to a statement released by the prime minister's office.

The shooting was the fourth deadly attack in Israel in fewer than three weeks, during which 13 people were killed in the country.

"We will fight terror without compromise," said a statement by Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid on Friday morning.

Israeli police and military have increased their presence in the streets, with the country's alert level raised several days ago.