Four Killed in Attack on Tel Aviv Shopping Centre

 The area was busy with diners and shoppers when the attackers opened fire The area was busy with diners and shoppers when the attackers opened fire © AFP

9 June 2016
Israel suspended entry permits for 83,000 Palestinians after two gunmen opened fire at a shopping centre, killing four people.

On Wednesday, 8 June 2016, two gunmen were arrested after opening fire at shoppers and diners near Israel’s Defence Ministry in Tel Aviv. Two women and two men were killed, while six others were wounded in the attack.

The gunmen were cousins from near Hebron, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, and appeared to have entered Israel without permits. Dressed in suits and ties, they posed as customers at a restaurant, eating and drinking before opening fire with automatic weapons.

The attack has led to the suspension of 83,000 entry permits for Palestinians, including 204 relatives of the attackers. Palestinians were prevented from entering and leaving Yatta, and access would only be granted for humanitarian and medical cases.

This is the deadliest incident in a wave of attacks since October 2015 where killed 33 Israelis and over 200 Palestinians have been killed, some of them attackers.


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http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-36486918
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http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/06/israel-tel-aviv-shooting-160608190326052.html  
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-shooting-idUSKCN0YU2F1

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