A man in his thirties was killed and five others were injured Friday night in an attack in central Tel Aviv. This attack comes in a context of resurgence of violence against the Palestinians.
The Magen David Adom (MDA), Israel’s equivalent of the Red Cross, said it had pronounced dead a man in his 30s and evacuated five wounded to hospitals in the Tel Aviv area after the attack on rue Kaufmann, the main artery that runs along the beach.
Three were moderately injured, including a 17-year-old girl, and two lightly, according to this source. “All the victims are tourists,” the MDA said in a statement, without further details.
The attack occurred on a Shabbat evening and during the week of Passover, against the backdrop of an upsurge in violence in recent days in the Middle East.
This attack comes after Israeli strikes in Gaza and Lebanon against positions of the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas, in response to the firing of dozens of rockets against its territory.
But it is above all the extreme and repeated attacks of the Israeli forces against the faithful in the middle of the holy month of Ramadan, in the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem, the third holiest site in Islam.
International condemnations have multiplied and Hamas, in power in the Gaza Strip, has denounced an “unprecedented crime” by Israel, in the middle of Ramadan.