- 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.
All lines of inquiry are being followed at the moment
Simta Bar, #TelAviv, site of yesterday's deadly attack that killed 2 ppl. Hundreds of candles
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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.
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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' https://t.co/ByWLDQeF9C— 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 pic.twitter.com/prRQ3UgzqG— 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
Searches carried on throughout the night at the scene in the capital’s busy Dizengoff Street.
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.