The incident comes a day after Israel launched an “extensive counter-terrorism effort” in the West Bank
A car-ramming attack in northern Tel Aviv on Tuesday has injured at least seven people in the Israeli city, local media has reported. The suspect – who is also understood to have stabbed at least one passerby after exiting his vehicle – was later shot dead by a civilian, Haaretz newspaper reported.
The assailant, reported by Haaretz as a 23-year-old Palestinian medical student from the West Bank, reportedly ran over several pedestrians. One of the injured parties, a 46-year-old woman, is in a serious condition, according to the Magen David Adom rescue service.
The incident comes a day after Israel launched what was described as the biggest aerial and ground offensive in the West Bank city of Jenin in two decades. Israeli military officials described it as an “extensive counter-terrorism effort.”
Tel Aviv Police District Commander Ami Eshed said that Tuesday’s incident was a terrorist attack. Hamas spokesperson Hazem Kassem praised the attack as a “heroic action,” according to Haarzetz, and “the first response to Israel’s crimes against our people in the Jenin refugee camp” — though the group did not claim responsibility for the attack.
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July 04, 2023 at 05:16PM