Israel Police say Tel Aviv gunman injured three people after opening fire in street in suspected terror attack | world news

Three people were injured after a Palestinian sniper opened fire on a crowded Tel Aviv street before being shot and killed, Israeli officials said.

One of the injured was in critical condition after Thursday night’s shooting on Dizengoff Street, a popular thoroughfare packed with shops and restaurants.

There were no immediate details about the circumstances of the shooting, although Israeli police said early signs pointed to a terror attack.

In amateur video from Tel Aviv, repeated gunshots could be heard, apparently as the attacker was arrested.

Dozens of police were seen rushing to the area.

The MADA rescue service said one of the injured was in critical condition, while Zaka, another medical service, said the shooter had been killed.

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The shooting came hours after the latest Israeli raid

Earlier Thursday in the northern West Bank, Israeli security forces said they raided the village of Jaba to arrest suspects wanted for attacks on Israeli soldiers in the area.

The suspects opened fire on the Israeli soldiers, who returned fire and killed three people, all affiliated with the Palestinian Islamic Jihad militant group, police said.

The Palestinian Health Ministry identified the men as Sufyan Fakhoury, 26, Nayef Malaisha, 25, and Ahmed Fashafsha, 22, and said they were hit by Israeli fire during the military operation.

A fourth man was taken to hospital with a bullet wound to the head, authorities said.

Israeli police also shared a photo of assault rifles, pistols, ammunition and explosive devices confiscated by troops in Jaba, just south of the burning city of Jenin.

In recent months, Jaba has been home to a nascent militant group of disillusioned young Palestinians who have taken up arms against Israel’s indefinite occupation, now in its 56th year.

The group is part of a broader trend of emerging armed groups across the West Bank that have challenged the increasingly unpopular Palestinian Authority and claim no ties to any specific political party.

Violence has escalated in the West Bank, particularly in the past two months.

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Israeli forces attacked a refugee camp on March 7

Israeli police also released footage of a raid on Tuesday, which Palestinian authorities said left several dead and injured dozens of Palestinians.


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