Five people have been shot dead by a Palestinian shooter in a exurb of the Israeli megacity of Tel Aviv, in the third deadly attack of its kind in a week.
in Bnei Brak, one of the country’s most crowdedultra-Orthodox Jewish areas.
The marksman was shot dead by police, a paramedic at the scene said.
Israel security forces were on high alert after attacks by Israeli Arabs last Tuesday and Sunday, which left six people dead.
Footage from the scene in Bnei Brak showed the assaulter dressed in black firing at people with a rifle on a road and killing the motorist of a fleeting automobile.
Police said an officer who shot the shooter was among the dead.
The assaulter has been linked as a 26- year-old Palestinian from a vill near Jenin, in the north of the enthralled West Bank, who had preliminarily been jugged in Israel.
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett held an exigency security meeting and his security press will convene on Wednesday.
“Israel is facing a wave of murderous Arab terrorism,“he said.“The security forces are operating. We’ll fight terror with perseverance, stubbornness and an iron fist.”
Former prime minister and going opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu told that Israel was“in the middle of a unsafe wave of terrorism that we haven’t seen for multiple years. resolute act must be held to restore peace and security to the citizens of Israel”.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken condemned the attack.
“This violence is inferior,“he said.“Israelis-like all people around the world-should be suitable to live in peace and without fear.”
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas condemned the killings of the Israelis and advised that the attack might lead to escalation at a time when“we are seeking for stability”.
Still, the Palestinian militant group Hamas, which governs the Gaza Strip, praised the attack, saying“We express our blessing to the Tel Aviv operation.”
Security had formerly been stepped up across Israel and in the West Bank in the wake of the two former attacks.
The first was carried out by an Israeli Arab who had planned to join the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria and had served a jail judgment for security crimes. The attacker ran his auto into a cyclist, killing him, also stabbed three people to death outside a shopping centre in the southern megacity of Beersheba.
Five days latterly, two other Israeli Arabs opened fire at a bus stop in the northern megacity of Hadera, killing two 19- year-old police officers. IS said it was behind that attack. All three attackers were shot dead.
There had been fears of farther incidents in the month before, when the Muslim festival of Ramadan, the Jewish festival of Passover and the Christian festival of Easter concur in a rare meeting.