Terrorist Attack in Tel Aviv Leaves Four Dead, Nine Wounded

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Two suspects, who are believed to be Palestinian, entered a marketplace in central Tel Aviv, the largest in Israel, dressed as Orthodox Jews and began firing indiscriminately at around 9:30 to 10 pm local time. The men, believed to be brothers or cousins, were unprovoked as they fired their weapons to inflict the most damage. Survivors say they were smiling as they opened fire.

Reports indicate that nine people were wounded and four have died. Five of the wounded are reportedly in severe condition.

While security has been increased and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is en route to the scene, no terror alert has been issued yet in Israel.

Netanyahu will be meeting with security forces to determine next steps.

The attackers are said to have been ‘neutralized,’ either in custody and/or shot.

Video of police shooting one of the terrorists was posted on Twitter.

There was no terror alert in effect prior to the attack which occurred in an upscale area not far from the military compound and the Defense Ministry.

The shootings were not done at random. Police say Israelis, specifically, were targeted in the attack.

Palestinians celebrated the attack and bloodshed in Israel. Muslims recently began Ramadan and the Palestinians celebrated what they described as this “holy” attack.

This story is developing.

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Jennifer Burke
Jennifer Burke
Jennifer is a Co-Founder of PolitiStick and the Editor-in-Chief. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University and a certified teacher with 12 years experience in the classroom. Jennifer attended what is credited for being the first modern-day Tea Party rally in the country in the Seattle area and from there emerged as a powerful speaker and writer within the movement. While still in Washington State, Jennifer was selected to be a member of the second graduating class of the Jennifer Dunn Leadership Institute (JDLI), a program which identified future conservative leaders. Jennifer worked as the National Outreach Director for one of the largest conservative groups in the country and served as Managing Editor and writer for what quickly grew to become one of the top 15 conservative sites in the country. She brings to Politistick a passion for the fight for freedom for current and future generations.
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