Terrorists Open Fire In Tel-Aviv’s Sarona Market

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Israeli security forces at the Sarona Market shopping center in Tel-Aviv, on Wednesday, June 8, where gunmen opened fire.
Israeli security forces at the Sarona Market shopping center in Tel-Aviv, on Wednesday, June 8, where gunmen opened fire.

By David Rosenberg

Terrorists opened fire at the Sarona Market in Tel-Aviv Wednesday evening, killing four people and wounding at least six. One victim is reportedly in critical condition, while two are in serious condition, Magen David Adom (MDA) reported. The venue of the attack, Sarona, an old Templar village incorporated into Tel-Aviv, is a popular tourist destination. MDA officials report that the shootings occurred around Kaplan, HaArba, and Carlebach streets.

Witnesses say shots were fired at two different locations within the market. It has been reported that the terrorists were disguised as chareidi Jews. One terrorist involved in the attack was shot by a security guard and neutralized shortly after the attack. A second terrorist was later found and captured. Security forces at the scene searched the area for any possible additional terrorists, and police closed off nearby roads and requested that the public avoid Sarona and the surrounding area.

Victims of the attack were evacuated to Ichilov Hospital in Tel-Aviv. Officials at Ichilov reported that 10 people wounded by gunfire were transported to the hospital, including one of the two terrorists. The wounded terrorist was in serious condition.

United Hatzalah volunteer Yechiel Miller described the scene shortly after the attack: “When I arrived at the scene, I saw a woman who was unconscious and not breathing and in critical condition. We began resuscitation efforts. We also treated numerous other individuals who suffered gunshot wounds and wounds from shrapnel.”

A second United Hatzalah medic, Davidi Dahan, said emergency responders were looking for additional victims who might have fled the scene of the shooting. “When I arrived at the scene, I saw two young people who were suffering from gunshot wounds outside a restaurant at the Sarona center. We treated them as well as numerous other individuals who were suffering from shock. While we were treating them, other volunteers from the ambucycle unit of United Hatzalah reported that they were treating an unconscious woman behind the Sarona center and that she was in critical condition. We are currently searching for and treating other people who are suffering from shock and who have fled to nearby streets due to the incident.” (Arutz Sheva)

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