Israel: still no motive for Tel Aviv bar shooting

Israel: still no motive for Tel Aviv bar shooting
By Euronews with Reuters
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Hunt continues for suspected gunman

  • Two killed while celebrating a birthday
  • Seven injured, four seriously
  • Police have basic details of suspected gunman but have yet to establish a motive

Police in Israel say no clear motive has been established for an attack on a busy bar in Tel Aviv on Friday which killed two people.

Simta Bar, #TelAviv, site of yesterday's deadly attack that killed 2 ppl. Hundreds of candles TimesofIsrael</a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Melanie Lidman (melanielidman) January 2, 2016

Tel Aviv police hunt for gunman after two killed in bar attack #TelAviv

— Middle East Eye (@MiddleEastEye) January 1, 2016

Tel Aviv: dramatic footage of shooting in bar

— euronews (@euronews) January 1, 2016

Seven people were wounded in the shooting, four of them seriously.

There has been an upsurge in violence between Israelis and Palestinians in recent months, connected to Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque.

However, there has been no claim by Palestinian armed factions for this attack.

DTN World News: Israel searches for gunman who killed 2 in Tel Aviv bar attack: Spokeswoman Luba Samri says po…

— DTN World News (@DTNWorldNews) January 2, 2016

Tel Aviv Police Commander Yehuda Dahan told reporters certainty is required. “All lines of inquiry are being followed at the moment”, he said,“it could be terrorism, it could be criminal and personal, we are just not sure.”

Dramatic CCTV footage of attack

CCTV video 'shows moment Tel Aviv gunman opens fire on bar'

— The Independent (@Independent) January 1, 2016

CCTV of shooting attack at a bar in central Tel Aviv. 2 killed,7 injured. background unclear,shooter still at large

— Shira Gemer (@ShiraGemer) January 1, 2016

The attack was captured on CCTV footage.

The 28-year-old suspected gunman has been identified by relatives as an Israeli Arab from northern Israel.

His name has not been released.

Fears of another Paris

Police search continues for Israeli Arab terrorist behind Dizengoff attack

— Behind The News (@Behind__News) January 2, 2016

Searches carried on throughout the night at the scene in the capital’s busy Dizengoff Street.

Police tell #TelAviv residents to remain indoors as manhunt for Dizengoff shooting suspect is underway

— i24NEWS_EN (@i24NEWS_EN) January 1, 2016

Eyewitnesses feared a repeat of last November’s public attacks in Paris, which killed scores of people.

Israel has also been bracing itself for an ISIL attack.

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