An Arab gunman killed at least five people in a Tel Aviv suburb on Tuesday (March 29) before he was fatally shot, the national ambulance service said, in the third deadly attack in Israel in a week.
“Israel is facing a wave of murderous Arab terror,” Prime Minister Naftali Bennett tweeted after the shootings in Bnei Brak, a Jewish ultra-Orthodox city on the outskirts of Israel’s commercial capital.
The shooting raised to 11 the number of people killed by Arab gunmen in Israel over the past week, the sharpest spike in attacks on city streets in years.
Israeli media reports, quoting unidentified security officials, said the assailant was a Palestinian from a village near the city of Jenin in the occupied West Bank.
The Magen David Adom ambulance service said he shot dead five people.
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