Tel Aviv’s gay community is in shock after a gunman killed two people, a young man and a young woman, in an apparently homophobic attack on a gay support centre on Saturday night. At least ten others were wounded.
Israel’s deputy prime minister described it as a massacre. “It’s a shock for every one of us, I think what happened yesterday was a massacre that we could not tolerate or accept. I would like to believe that the police will take all the measures that are needed in order to find who is the murderer, who is the terrorist, and to bring them to trial” Tel Aviv’s gay community held rallies in the city today in support of the victims and their way of life. Tel Aviv has an active gay scene and the attack has shocked the city. The gunman, who was reportedly wearing a mask, fired randomly at teenagers who had gathered at the support centre. Police are conducting a massive manhunt including house to house searches for the perpetrator.