Two Israelis, one Palestinian dead in Gush Etzion shooting

Published November 19th, 2015 - 03:33 GMT

Two Israelis and a Palestinian were killed and at least seven injured in a shooting attack in the Gush Etzion settlement bloc on Thursday, hours after two Israelis were killed in a stabbing attack in Tel Aviv, Israeli police said.

A Palestinian suspect reportedly opened fire from a vehicle, injuring at least 10 Israelis, including two seriously, Israeli police said.

Police later reported that two Israelis had died and a Palestinian bystander was also killed.

Israeli media said that after the initial shooting the suspect continued driving and rammed into another vehicle, opening fire again before being shot.

Initial reports said the suspect was killed at the scene, with later reports confirming two suspects were arrested by Israeli forces.

A spokesperson from the Israeli emergency services, Magen David Adom, said medics were responding at the scene of the "shooting incident," without providing further details.

Just hours before the incident, two Israelis were killed and two others injured in a stabbing attack in southern Tel Aviv.

Israeli police spokesperson Luba al-Samri said that a stabbing attack took place inside of the Panorama building on Ben Tsavi street in the city, leaving a 20-year-old Israeli dead.

An Israeli who was critically injured died shortly after in Tel Aviv’s Ichelov hospital, al-Samri said.

Two different suspects are believed to have stabbed the Israelis, one of whom was a 24-year-old Palestinian from Dura who was captured by Israeli civilians, the police spokesperson said.

The police detained the suspect, who was moderately injured when the forces arrived to the scene, al-Samri added.

Another suspect reportedly fled the scene, according to witnesses, al-Samri said, adding that the incident was under investigation.


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