Police in Jaffa after forces killed the suspected gunman who killed two in a shooting attack in Tel Aviv on Thursday

Israeli security forces kill Tel Aviv gunman in shootout

Shin Bet forces and police anti-terror unit Yamam locate gunman near a mosque in Jaffa quarter in the early hours of Friday; gunman identified as a Palestinian resident of the West Bank

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Published: 04.08.22, 06:48
Security forces early on Friday killed the suspected gunman who opened fire on a busy Tel Aviv street the evening before, killing two and wounding others.
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  • The forces from the Shin Bet internal security agency and police special anti-terror unit Yamam located the gunman near a mosque in the Jaffa quarter of the city and killed him in an exchange of fire. There were no casualties reported among the security forces.
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     Police in Jaffa after forces killed the suspected gunman who killed two in a shooting attack in Tel Aviv on Thursday
     Police in Jaffa after forces killed the suspected gunman who killed two in a shooting attack in Tel Aviv on Thursday
    Police in Jaffa after forces killed the suspected gunman who killed two in a shooting attack in Tel Aviv on Thursday
    He was identified as 28-year-old Ra’ad Hazem, a resident of the Jenin refugee camp in the northern West Bank who was in Israel illegally after being denied an entry permit under security considerations due to his affiliation with the al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades.
    He was located by Shin Bet forces who called on him to surrender but he opened fire and was killed by the troops.
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     Ra’ad Hazem — a Jenin resident who carried out the deadly shooting attack in Tel Aviv on Thursday
     Ra’ad Hazem — a Jenin resident who carried out the deadly shooting attack in Tel Aviv on Thursday
    Ra’ad Hazem — a Jenin resident who carried out the deadly shooting attack in Tel Aviv on Thursday
    Prime Minister Naftali Bennett received briefings through the night and will be holding security consultations later in the morning with Defense Minister Benny Gantz and Public Security Minister Omer Barlev, his office said.
    "We maintain maximum vigilance within Tel Aviv and throughout the country for fear of further incidents or copycat attacks," Bennett said.
    "Our war against murderous terrorism is long and hard. We will win."
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    הזירה בתל אביב
    הזירה בתל אביב
    Israeli police forces searching for escaped gunman who opened fire in Tel Aviv on Thursday, killing two
    (Photo: Arik Marmor)
    The gunman opened fire at people sitting at a popular bar on Dizengoff Street around 9pm.
    He escaped through side alleys, prompting hundreds of police, security agency operatives and IDF soldiers, including members of the military's special units, to go door to door in an effort to capture him.
    Roadblocks were set up around Tel Aviv and further out in areas predominately populated by Arabs in case he was able to flee the city as searches continued through the night.
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    הזירה בתל אביב
    הזירה בתל אביב
    Ambulances at the scene of the deadly shooting attack in Tel Aviv on Thursday
    (Photo: AFP)
    Tel Aviv's Sourasky Medical Center said 10 out of 14 people injured in the attack were being treated there. Four of the injured who were in critical condition were rushed to surgery, three were stabilized but one remains in critical condition.
    U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken condemned the attack.
    "We strongly condemn the terrorist attack that occurred in Israel today. We are thinking of the victims of today’s attack and the families of those killed. May the memories of those who passed be a blessing," Blinken said on Twitter.
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