Police critically wounded a young man overnight Wednesday in Tel Aviv when a man aimed at them after they called on him to identify himself.
The suspect, said to be in his 30s, received emergency treatment from Magen David Adom paramedics before being evacuated to Ichilov Hospital where he sucummbed to his wounds. His identity is still as yet unknown,
The incident took place as police in the area were conducting operations in south Tel Aviv in an effort to crack down on crime in the area. Close to midnight, officers came across four people at Tel Aviv's central bs station and asked them to identify themselves. After one of the suspects pulled out a gun and aimed it at them, the officers immediately responded with live rounds. There were no further injuries.
The police said that the other suspects who managed to flee the scene were being pursued. The exact circumstances surrounding the event are yet to have been determined while .
This unusual incident took place in the wake of a spate of violence and murder which have transpired over the last two days in the Arab sector. On Wednesday morning, Mohamed Handawi, an 80-year-old bedouin from the bedouin community of Tuba-Zangariyye in northern Israel, was stabbed to death by a 15-year-old neighbor. The boy was arrested shortly thereafter.
Two days ago, Salem Abdallah, a 40-year-old woman from Kafr Yasif, also in northern Israel, was murdered while visiting her parents in the Galilee. She was found dead in the home with gunshot wounds. The same evening, yet another murder took place in Jadeidi-Makr near Acre in which a 42-year-old man was shot to death while his brother was lightly wounded.